A bill protecting essential health benefits, especially for women, now heads to Gov. Malloy


A BILL – PROTECTING ESSENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS — ESPECIALLY FOR WOMEN — IS NOW HEADED TO GOVERNOR MALLOY FOR HIS SIGNATURE. NEWS 8 MEDICAL REPORTER JOCELYN MAMINTA BREAKS IT DOWN FOR US. 3 CONNECTICUT JOINS A GROWING NUMBER OF STATES — PROTECTING A NUMBER OF HEALTH BENEFITS — MANDATED IN THE ITS AFFORDABLE CARE ACT – COMMONLY KNOWN AS OBAMACARE. BASICALLY STATE LAW WILL NOW PROTECT TEN HEALTH SERVICES WHICH INCLUDES — OUTPATIENT CARE, EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS, PRENATAL CARE, PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE, AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES — NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS IN WASHINGTON, D.CMOST IMPORTANTLY, WOMEN IN OUR STATE WILL CONTINUE TO ACCESS BIRTH CONTROL — WITHOUT COST SHARING — OR CO-PAYS. SUPPORTERS SAY — HOUSE BILL 5210 WAS NEEDED. SUSAN YOLEN WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND EXPLAINS WHY. “THE FACT THAT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IS BEING ATTACKED ON SO MANY FRONTS IN WASHINGTON BY, SOMETIMES BY CONGRESS, SOMETIMES BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND THAT SOME OF THE PROTECTIVE BENEFITS ARE ACTUALLY ABLE TO BE ROLLED BACK WITHOUT AN ACT OF CONGRESS. SO WE WERE REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THAT AND WANTED TO MAKE SURE WOMEN AND THE REST OF THE CITIZENS OF CONNECTICUT WERE SAFE.” THIRTEEN STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HAVE PASSED SIMILAR MEASURES. THERE WAS STRONG BIPARTISAN SUPPORT AT THE CAPITOL — WITH BOTH CHAMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY APPROVING IT OVERWHELMINGLY. GOVERNOR MALLOY IS EXPECTED TO SIGN THE BILL INTO LAW.JOCELYN MAMINTA, NEWS 8.

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