Norton To Defend D.C. Bill Requiring Health Plans To Cover Contraceptives And Other Essential Heath Services For Women


Norton to Defend D.C. Bill Requiring Health Plans to Cover Contraceptives and Other Essential Heath Services for Women

Dec 5, 2017

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said she would vigorously defend from congressional interference a bill passed by the District of Columbia Council today that, among other things, requires health plans to provide coverage for preventive health services for women, including contraceptives.  Twenty-eight states currently have laws requiring insurance plans that cover prescription drugs to cover contraceptives.
“I applaud the District of Columbia for taking the necessary steps to ensure essential health services for women are included at no extra cost in health care plans, just as 28 states already do,” Norton said.  “D.C. women …

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