Ted Cruz has indicated on Twitter that he wants to team up with Ocasio-Cortez again, this time on birth control. Just two weeks ago Cruz made headlines by offering to team up with AOC on a bill that would ban congress members from becoming lobbyists.
Today, he wants to make birth control available over the counter:
I agree. Perhaps, in addition to the legislation we are already working on together to ban Members of Congress from becoming lobbyists, we can team up here as well. A simple, clean bill making birth control available over the counter. Interested? https://t.co/7kh3kqxN1w
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 12, 2019
So far AOC hasn’t responded to his tweet from earlier today.
According to Yahoo News:
Under current law, birth control pills are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and women are required to obtain a doctor’s prescription to obtain them.
Proponents of making birth control an over-the-counter medication say that women face higher costs from doctor’s visits and insurance copayments than they would if the pill were simply available without a prescription. On the other hand, insurance plans with drug coverage may cover birth control prescriptions, whereas over-the-counter drugs are usually paid for out of pocket.
We’ll see what happens with this going forward.