Senate Passes ACCESS Bill to Expand Contraceptive Mandate Press Release

BOSTON – On Nov. 14, The Massachusetts Senate voted 27-0 to enact H.4009, An Act advancing contraceptive coverage and economic security in our state, better known as the ACCESS Bill. In October, the bill was revised as a result of a compromise between legislators, the Coalition for Choice, and a group of Massachusetts insurance carriers – who now vocally support the legislation.

“At a time when women’s health and reproductive rights are under unprecedented attack at the federal level, Massachusetts has taken the lead once again to safeguard over 1 million women who depend on access to no-copay birth control and to expand coverage for everyone. All women, regardless of economic status, should have access to affordable birth control of their choice, and the ACCESS Bill guarantees that,” said Senator Cindy Friedman (D-Arlington).

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