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A woman holds prescription birth control pills. (credit: Tim Matsui/Getty Images)

Some New Health Care Law Benefits Not Yet Available To Uninsured Women

The Affordable Healthcare Act could help Deloris Whittie pay for gas by cutting out her cost for contraceptives. Most women pay an average of $600 a year for contraception. Whittie isn’t all that happy about it because it only helps women who have health insurance.

08/01/2012

The Plan B pill, also known as the 'morning after' pill, is displayed on a pharmacy shelf. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Morning-After Pill Stays Behind Counter After All

The Obama administration’s top health official stopped plans Wednesday to let the Plan B morning-after pill move onto drugstore shelves next to the condoms. Overruling scientists decided young girls shouldn’t be able to buy the pill on their own.

12/08/2011