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California Women Have the Right to a Year's Supply of Birth Control

KPCC - Moy, with Essential Access Health, acknowledges the law is in its infancy. "We're hopeful that with more education, that health plans will move more into widespread compliance across the board," she says. The organization is encouraging patients to file grievances with their plans when they believe they've been wrongfully denied their year's supply of birth control.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016 - WINNETKA -- Beginning next year, women in California will have one less thing to worry about. That advancement was made possible with the signing last week of Senate Bill 999 by Senator Fran Pavley, which will allow women to receive up to a 12-month supply of birth control. The ability to receive a 12-month supply will eliminate the need to return to a pharmacy every 30 or 90 days to refill prescriptions, reducing the possibility of temporarily...

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Essential Access Health's Op-Ed Published in The Hill: Don’t Reverse Decades of Progress in Ensuring Access to Women’s Care

The Hill - Republican leaders in Congress are hoping to have a vote on a budget reconciliation bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act in the coming weeks. There is significant concern that the repeal bill will cause millions to lose their health care coverage and make affordable health insurance out of reach for many. In this time of uncertainty, the importance of preserving programs that have provided access to essential health services and have been an effective part of our public health system for decades, is perhaps greater than ever before.