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SENATE PLANS TO APPROVE CONTRACEPTION BILL MONDAY

By Matt Murphy
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, NOV. 13, 2017...Legislation ensuring access to oral contraception without insurance co-pays for women in Massachusetts remains on the legislative fast track and could reach Gov. Charlie Baker's desk by Tuesday.

The Senate plans to pass the so-called ACCESS bill on Monday afternoon, according to officials in both Senate President Stanley Rosenberg's and Majority Leader Harriette Chandler's offices.

The bill was written, in part, in case Republicans in Congress repealed the Affordable Care Act and eliminated mandated coverage for contraception.


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