LAWMAKERS PRESS AGENCY TO FINISH REVIEW OF CONTRACEPTION BILL
By Matt Murphy
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, OCT. 12, 2017...House and Senate leaders appear keen to speed up their review of a bill that would protect a women's access to free birth control in Massachusetts after President Donald Trump last week moved to expand employers' ability to opt out of the coverage requirement on moral grounds.
The chairs of the Financial Services Committee - Rep. Aaron Michlewitz and Sen. Jamie Eldridge - wrote a letter Thursday morning to the Center for Health Information Analysis asking Director Ray Campbell to expedite his cost analysis of the bills.
Michlewitz told the News Service that he doesn't want to set a precedent of bypassing the standard CHIA mandated benefit review for all bills proposing new health coverage requirements, but hopes to move through the paces quickly so that the Legislature might soon consider a birth control access bill.
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