Sandra Fluke misses contraceptive Target by about $2,919.00

Don’t expect to see this story on CNN or be mentioned in one of Nancy Pelosi’s entertaining press conferences; from CNSNews:

Thirty-year-old Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke, who told a House Steering and Policy Committee hearing convened by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi last month that contraception can cost a student $3,000 during law school, told CNSNews.com on Tuesday that she did not know that the Target store 3 miles from the Georgetown Law campus sells a month’s supply of birth control pills for just $9.

Target advertises the $9-per-month birth control pills on its website, and CNSNews.com confirmed and reconfirmed that the $9 pills were in fact available at the Target near Georgetown Law.

“Without insurance coverage, contraception can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school,” Fluke testified before Pelosi’s panel. …

CNSNews.com had initially reported on Mar. 5 that the pharmacy at the Target 3 miles from the Georgetown Law campus offers a month’s supply of Tri-Sprintec, the generic form of the birth-control pill Ortho Tri-Cyclen, for $9 for people without health insurance coverage for the pills.

In addition, CNSNews.com confirmed that a CVS pharmacy only two blocks from the Georgetown Law campus sells a month’s supply of the same generic birth control pills for $33.

Tri-Sprintec is an FDA-approved prescription drug. The Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR) says it is for “prevention of pregnancy” and “treatment of moderate acne” in women 15 and older.

In Fluke’s defense, she is a law student, not a travel agent, mathematician, or someone interested in finding low-profile solutions to highly sensitive personal problems. I suspect she has a bright future in politics. (By the way, I’m not much for math either, but I arrived at the $2,919.00 figure by subtracting $81.00 — 9 months x $9.00 — from $3000.00.)

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