Friday, March 23, 2007

The Insidious Nature of the Bush Administration Strikes Again

Because of a little-known provision in the Medicare bill that takes away an incentive for drug companies to subsidize birth control for college students, the price of the pill is going up by 300% at many schools. At Kansas State for instance, the price is going from $10 to $30 a month.

Although the story doesn't go into this, there is little question in my mind that this was an intentional move by the Bush administration and the Republican Congress that passed the bill in 2005 to make contraception harder for people to get. Their anti-woman campaign wins another round.