Bill description: SB 1275 requires insurance plans to pay for a six-month supply of contraceptives.
Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in the free market? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce government intervention in the market?
SB 1275 mandates that any health benefit plan or student health benefit plan issued or renewed on or after Jan. 1, 2021, that includes coverage for contraceptive drugs and supplies must cover the cost of buying a six-month supply of contraceptive drugs and supplies. Instead of allowing the market to determine what practices are preferred, this bill substitutes central planning by the government, an uninvolved third party.
Additionally, SB 1275 mandates that the health benefit plan or student health benefit plan allow enrollees to receive the contraceptive drugs and supplies on-site at the provider's office if available. (-1)
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