Last week, Slate ran an article explaining how Ortho-MacNeill, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, increased the price of the Pill to family planning clinics. Of course, this meant that the clinics either had to pass on the price increase to their patients, or that they couldn't afford to buy that Pill. Today, Slate gives an update, reporting that Ortho is back to its old pricing system. Contraception can cost as much as $40 a month (for hormonal contraceptives), which can be prohibitive to many women. Title X is supposed to help alleviate the financial burden of family planning for millions of Americans. For many women with health insurance, their particular brand or method of contraception is not covered - I had many patients whose insurance would not subsidize the cost of the Patch or the Ring. Even Title X clinics may not be able to get the birth control of choice for their patients. With the help of private industry, it appears that more women will be able to get the birth control they desire.