S.1847 - Affordability is Access Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] (Introduced 06/13/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/13/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1847 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/13/2019)
Affordability is Access Act
This bill establishes several requirements relating to health-insurance coverage of, and access to, over-the-counter contraceptives.
Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, and the Department of the Treasury to specify that private health-insurance plans must cover over-the-counter contraceptives that are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), even without a prescription. Under current law, private health-insurance plans (with some exceptions) must cover FDA-approved prescription contraceptives, without cost-sharing requirements.
The bill also prohibits retailers from interfering with an individual's access to oral contraceptives that are meant for routine, daily use and are FDA-approved for use without a prescription.