Wednesday's D3 Daily Action #1
Support House Bill 1186: Reproductive Health - Health Coverage Prescription Contraceptives Supply
This bill concerns a requirement that health benefit plans required to cover contraception reimburse dispensers for dispensing a multiple-months' supply of prescription contraceptives. The bill requires health insurers that issue individual and group sickness and accident policies, contracts, or plans that are required under current law to provide contraception coverage to reimburse participating providers or in-network dispensing entities. Studies show that dispensing a multi-month supply of birth control is associated with a 30 percent reduction in the odds of an unplanned pregnancy.
This bill is co-sponsored by our Senator Don Coram! It has passed the House and is currently in Senate committee. The committee is holding a hearing with the bill’s sponsors on Wednesday afternoon, April 5th.
Action item - Contact these Senators to show your support for the bill:
Senator Ray Scott (R), Committee Chair
Denver ph# 303-866-3077
FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/rayscottforcolorado
Senator Vicki Marble (R), Committee Vice Chair
Denver ph# 303-866-4876
FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/vicki.marble.7
Senator Jerry Sonenberg (R)
Denver ph# (303) 866-6360
FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/RepSonnenberg