WASHINGTON, May 29 — Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., has introduced legislation (S. 4347) to “require group health plans and group or individual health insurance coverage to provide coverage for over-the-counter contraceptives.”
The bill was introduced on May 26 and has 28 co-sponsors. Co-sponsors include Sens. Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Jack Reed, D-R.I., Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., Tina Smith, D-Minn., Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Tim Kaine, D-Va., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Margaret Wood Hassan, D-N.H., Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
The legislation was referred to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.
For more information, Sen. Patty Murray, 154 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/224-2621; or in state at 2930 Wetmore Ave., Ste. 9-D, Everett, WA 98201; 425/259-6515; Marshall House, 1323 Officer’s Row, Vancouver, WA 98661; 360/696-7797; 402 E. Yakima Ave., Ste. 420, Yakima, WA 98901; 509/453-7462; 2988 Sen. Henry M. Jackson Federal Bldg., 915 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98174; 206/553-5545; 10 N. Post St., Ste. 600, Spokane, WA 99201; 509/624-9515; 950 Pacific Ave., Ste. 650, Tacoma, WA 98402; 253/572-363.
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