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
StatePublished - Aug 2004

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Kurth, A., Weaver, M., Lockhart, D., & Bielinski, L. (2004). The benefit of health insurance coverage of contraceptives in a population-based sample. American Journal of Public Health, 94(8), 1330-1332.

The benefit of health insurance coverage of contraceptives in a population-based sample. / Kurth, Ann; Weaver, Marcia; Lockhart, David; Bielinski, Lori.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 94, No. 8, 08.2004, p. 1330-1332.

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Kurth, A, Weaver, M, Lockhart, D & Bielinski, L 2004, 'The benefit of health insurance coverage of contraceptives in a population-based sample', American Journal of Public Health, vol. 94, no. 8, pp. 1330-1332.
Kurth, Ann ; Weaver, Marcia ; Lockhart, David ; Bielinski, Lori. / The benefit of health insurance coverage of contraceptives in a population-based sample. In: American Journal of Public Health. 2004 ; Vol. 94, No. 8. pp. 1330-1332.
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