Bill Promoting Daily Contraceptive OTC Switch Prompts Criticism As Affordable Care Act Attack
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Critics say the Allowing Greater Access to Safe and Effective Contraception Act, to expedite reviews of OTC switch applications for daily oral contraceptives and waive sponsors’ filing fees, would circumvent the Affordable Care Act requirement for health insurance to cover birth control without co-pays.
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