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Bills approved mandating ‘essential benefits,’ helping uninsured pregnant women

A bill headed to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk would give uninsured women the ability to sign up for health insurance after they learn they are pregnant. A second bill sent to the governor requires individual and small-group health insurance policies to cover the same 10 “essential health benefits” the Affordable Care Act mandates. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers blast Trump move on employer birth-control mandate

WASHINGTON — To Connecticut’s Democratic lawmakers, President Donald Trump’s decision to roll back the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that businesses include birth control benefits in the health care policies that cover their workers amounted to fighting words. “I’m sick and tired of Republicans trying to take away women’s health care,” said Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. Continue Reading →

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CT GOP candidates prescribe over-the-counter birth control pills

WASHINGTON – To counter Democratic attacks that they are soldiers in a “war against women” some GOP candidates across the nation, including at least two in Connecticut, are advocating for changing federal laws to allow the purchase of over-the-counter birth control. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal touches off political war over abortion bill

WASHINGTON– Sen. Richard Blumenthal touched off a passionate debate on Capitol Hill Tuesday with a hearing on the hot-button issue of abortion, arguing state legislatures have no right to promote laws that limit access to the procedure. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers back bill that would reverse Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling

WASHINGTON – Two female Connecticut lawmakers, Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Elizabeth Esty, were quick to back legislation Wednesday that would reverse the Supreme Court decision to allow companies with religious objections to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s mandate health plans for employees include birth control coverage. Continue Reading →

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