SB21- 016 (Pettersen & Moreno/Mullica) Protecting Preventive Health Care Coverage

Originally Posted: February 26, 2021
Last Updated: June 4, 2021


The bill would expand access to certain preventive health care services, including a wider variety of family planning services and contraceptives than are currently required to be offered without cost sharing.  


The Children’s Campaign supports this bill. It ensures copay free coverage for sexually-transmitted infection (STI) testing and prevention regardless of gender and closes gaps in family planning coverage.

Current Status

Passed third reading in the House and now heads to the governor’s desk for signature.  

Previous Statuses

May 28, 2021

Passed out of the House Health and Insurance Committee on a vote of 8-5 and now heads to the Appropriations Committee. Erin Miller, Vice President of Health Initiatives, testified in support of the bill.  

May 21, 2021

Passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee on a party-line vote. Currently, it is in the House Health and Insurance committee where it will be heard next Wednesday, May 26 at 1:30 p.m. Listen here. 

March 26, 2021

Passed the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on a vote of 4-3 and now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee. Erin Miller, Vice President of Health Initiatives, testified in support of the bill. 

February 26, 2021

Introduced in the Senate and assigned to the Senate Health & Human Services Committee