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HB17-1186: Health Coverage Prescription Contraceptives Supply

Protect Patient Health | Reproductive Freedom
Bill Number: HB17-1186
Year: 2017
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: L. Landgraf/B. Petterson/D. Coram


The bill requires individual and group sickness and accident policies, contracts, or plans that are required under current law to provide contraception coverage to reimburse participating providers or in-network dispensing entities for:
• Dispensing prescription contraceptives in a 3-month supply
for the first dispensing to the insured person and for a
12-month supply for subsequent dispensings of the same
prescription contraceptive to the insured person; or
• Dispensing to the insured person a prescribed vaginal
contraceptive ring intended to last for 3 months.
Prescription contraceptive is defined as a medically acceptable
oral drug or contraceptive patch that is used to prevent pregnancy and that
requires a prescription.

Current Status:

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (03/21/2017)
House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole (03/09/2017)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment (02/14/2017)

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