The benefit of health insurance coverage of contraceptives in a population-based sample

Ann Kurth, Marcia Weaver, David Lockhart, Lori Bielinski

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Abstract

This study estimated the value of contraceptives, through a random-digit-dialed survey of willingness to pay for health insurance coverage of contraceptives among 659 Washington State adults. People valued contraceptives at 5 times the actuarial cost; in general, women and reproductive-aged persons were willing to pay more, but low-income men highly valued contraceptives. Most respondents (85%) said that contraceptives should be covered by health insurance plans. The full benefit of contraceptives exceeds their cost.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1330-1332
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Volume94
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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