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Connecticut Act Concerning a Study on Contraceptives (HB 6889)

This law was last updated on May 12, 2015


This law is Pro–Choice

State

Connecticut

Number

HB 6889

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Feb 24, 2015

Topics

Reproductive Health Awareness

Full Bill Text

www.cga.ct.gov

HB 6889 would require the Department of Public Health, in collaboration with the Insurance Department, to perform a study regarding access to certain methods of contraception.

The study would be focused on the effectiveness of the following:

  • Requiring insurance coverage of all contraceptive drugs, devices and other products approved by the federal FDA, including, but not limited to, over-the-counter contraceptives;
  • Prohibiting employers that offer prescription drug coverage from excluding such coverage for prescription contraceptive methods approved by the FDA (except for religious employers);
  • Requiring religious employers for which certain prescription methods are contrary to their religious tenets to disclose to their employees that they do not provide insurance coverage for such contraceptive methods; and
  • Requiring closely held for-profit employers to disclose to all current and prospective employees any coverage limitations derived from the beliefs of the employers’ principal shareholders for services other than prescription contraceptive methods.

The Commissioner of Health would be expected to report on the study no later than January 1, 2016.