HB 17-1186 (Pettersen & Landgraf/Coram) Health Coverage Prescription Contraceptives Supply

Originally Posted: February 24, 2017
Last Updated: April 21, 2017

Summary

This bill requires health benefit plans that provide contraception coverage to reimburse providers for initially dispensing a three-month supply of prescription contraceptives and subsequently for dispensing a 12-month supply of the same prescription contraceptive to the insured person.

Position

The Children’s Campaign supports this bill. There is significant evidence that this policy, providing easier access to contraceptives, reduces unintended pregnancies, which allows women to finish their educations and become financially secure before starting a family, thereby helping to reduce the risks of poverty for kids.

Current Status

The bill passed the Senate on a bipartisan vote of 22-11 and now heads to the governor’s desk for signature.

Previous Statuses


April 14, 2017

Passed the Senate on 2nd reading and is now scheduled for a vote on 3rd reading in the Senate.

April 7, 2017

Passed the Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee on a bipartisan vote of 4-1 and now heads to the Senate floor. Sarah Barnes, our Senior Policy Analyst, testified in support of the bill.

March 31, 2017

Assigned to the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee where it is scheduled to be heard on Wednesday, April 5 at 1:30pm in Room 357.

March 24, 2017

The bill passed the House on a bipartisan 50-14 vote and now heads to the senate.

March 17, 2017

The bill passed on a 2nd reading voice vote in the House and is now awaiting a vote on 3rd reading.

March 10, 2017

Passed the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee on a bipartisan 8-3 vote and now heads to the House floor for debate. Sarah Barnes, our Senior Policy Analyst, testified in support of the bill.

March 3, 2017

Scheduled to be heard in the House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee, on Thursday, March 9 at 1:30 in Room 0107.

February 24, 2017

Introduced in the House and assigned to the House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee, where it is scheduled to be heard on Tuesday, Feb. 28 upon adjournment in Room 0107.