Women are spending less out of pocket for prescription contraceptives as a result of the Affordable Care Act, and heroine use is rising among American men and women, according to a new report by the CDC and FDA.
The report states that nearly 3 in every 1000 US residents have at least tried heroine once. The most significant increase was among non-Hispanic white men, ages 18-25, with an annual household income of less than $20,000. Large increases were also noted among groups with historically low rates of heroine use, including women and people with high incomes.
Researches at the University of Pennsylvania have been tracking spending on contraceptives since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. They estimate that women who use birth control pills and IUDs are saving about $250 a year.
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