Story No. 2: Eleanor from New York

I am 25 years old, I love my job, and I’m not ready to be a mom.

After dating my boyfriend for two years, trying numerous forms of birth control, and having a number of pregnancy scares, I decided to get an IUD. Without my health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, the total cost of the procedure plus the IUD device itself would have been about $3,000. What young woman can afford that? With my insurance, however, I paid $150.

I am scared now because I need to replace my IUD next year (the one I have is effective for three years), and I’m afraid that if President Donald Trump repeals the Affordable Care Act, the only birth control that has ever worked for me will cost me $3,000. I can’t afford that.