Portman wants to halt the progress we’ve made in access to affordable birth control. He was “pleased” with the Hobby Lobby decision to let bosses deny employees birth control coverage. He even wrote a letter to the Department of Justice to try to stop the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit — which ensures no-copay birth control through health insurance — from going into effect.
While Portman was busy trying to tear down the Affordable Care Act and it’s birth control benefit –– calling it a “multibillion-dollar tax on middle-class families,” the birth control benefit was saving millions of women money. In its first year, the average birth control pill user saved $255. Overall, women are spending an estimated $1.4 billion less a year, on out of pocket costs for birth control pills, thanks to Obamacare.