12-Month Supply Contraception Bill Passes in the House

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Rep. Debbie Armstrong, D-Albuquerque, joined by daughter Erin Armstrong, ACLU lawyer and expert witness.

Another win for women: the Health Coverage for Contraception Bill (HB 284) sponsored by Rep. Debbie Armstrong is on its way to the Judiciary Committee.

The aim of the measure is to update the state’s existing law to ensure that the full range of contraceptive options is covered by insurance companies without out-of-pocket costs or medically unnecessary restrictions. The bill will improve access to contraception by covering access for both women and men by making it possible for them to acquire a year’s worth of their contraception with one prescription.

READ MORE about today’s hearing at the NM Political Report.

There are several reproductive bills to watch during the 2017 New Mexico Legislative Session, follow the progress by clicking here.