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· January 19, 2015
Legislation: Ohio Senate Bill 355 – Contraception Coverage
Bill: Senate Bill 355 (full text)Title: Contraception Coverage
Sponsors: Senators Tavares and Turner
Co-Sponsors: Senators Cafaro, Schiavoni, Smith, Sawyer
Bill Analysis: This bill would require health insurers to provide coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices approved by the FDA and to prohibit employment discrimination under the Ohio Civil Rights Law on the basis of reproductive health decisions made by a person or a person’s dependent or on the basis of the employer’s personal beliefs about drugs, devices, and services related to reproductive health.
Status: Introduced in the Senate on July 31, 2014.