Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Don't bill health insurance for condoms

Don't bill health insurance for condoms

Dr. Jessica K. Lee praises the new Maryland law that provides “free” contraceptives to anyone (“Landmark law removes barriers to contraception in Md.,” Jan. 22). What she fails to note is that we, the insurance premium payers, pay for this “free” birth control and sexually transmitted disease protection when, indeed, that cost should be paid for by the users who don’t know the meaning of self-control or frugality or budgeting.

Some reality: The price of condom? About 50 cents (the only protection against STD transfer for the sexually active). And birth control...

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