Women’s HealthJanuary 23, 2017
Since I have become a legislator, women’s preventative health care and access to contraception have been priorities. Given the real threat that Congress will repeal the Affordable Care Act, legislative actions by states are more important than ever. I am backing legislation affirms our commitment to policies covered by ACA.
I’m pleased to join my colleagues at the State Capitol to introduce a package of bills designed to protect a women’s health.
The bills include:
- Preserving requirements in the Affordable Care Act requiring no cost-sharing for women’s preventative services, and to further improve contraceptive access;
- Preserving constitutional rights to healthcare against federal threats and to codify the principles of the Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt;
- Preserving requirements in the Affordable Care Act requiring that nursing mothers be provided with a breast pump, and to improve protections for nursing mothers in the workplace;
- Improving current workplace protections for pregnant women.
CT has a long history of supporting women’s health care issues, and we must be ready to defend those rights regardless of what happens on the national level.