SIGNED INTO LAW BY GOVERNOR BAKER ON NOVEMBER 20, 2017!

MEMBERS OF THE WOMEN'S CAUCUS AND MASSACHUSETTS LEGISLATURE ATTEND THE CEREMONIAL BILL SIGNING OF THE ACCESS BILL. 

MEMBERS OF THE WOMEN'S CAUCUS AND MASSACHUSETTS LEGISLATURE ATTEND THE CEREMONIAL BILL SIGNING OF THE ACCESS BILL. 

 

H.4009: AN ACT relative to ADVANCING cONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE AND ECONOMIC SECURITY IN OUR STATE (ACCESS)

Filed by Rep. Patricia Haddad, Rep. John Scibak and Senator Harriette Chandler

This law protects and expands access to contraceptives by requiring insurers in Massachusetts to cover all FDA-approved contraceptive methods without cost-sharing, including coverage of over-the-counter contraceptives without a prescription. This law will safeguard the 1.4 million Massachusetts women who currently have access to no-copay birth control. This law also ensures that women can have access to a 12-month supply of birth control at one time after a three-month trial period. 

For the full bill text  please click here.