ACTION ITEM: Get Governor Baker to Sign the ACCESS Bill!


FOCUS: Access to birth control in MA

GOAL: Have Gov. Baker sign the bill into law

DEADLINE: Thursday, Nov 16, 2017

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WHAT’S HAPPENING:

ACCESS has passed the MA House of Representatives and the Senate and is now waiting on Gov. Baker’s signature.

Last step for the ACCESS BILL!  We’ve asked you to contact the House and the Senate and both overwhelmingly voted in favor of the bill, now the final step is having the Governor signing it into law.  Let’s get this done quickly!  This is the perfect example of how a state law can protect us from the actions of the administration in Washington’s attempt to undo the benefits of the ACA.  This law would ensure that any insurance plan sold in Massachusetts would have to cover birth control at no copay. It would also enable patients to get a full years prescription filled at once. We know that access to affordable birth control is a vital part of both our personal health and our economic security.  We also know that women can be prescribed birth control for health reasons other than preventing pregnancy, and that women react differently to different types of birth control, which is why it is important that multiple forms of it be covered by insurance.  

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WHAT YOU CAN DO:

This only takes two minutes!  Contact Gov. Baker’s office and ask him to sign the bill into law this week.  The Senate acted quickly when the bill reached them; Gov. Baker should do the same to respect the bill’s overwhelming support.

  • Call Gov. Baker’s Boston office call 617-725-4005 or 888-870-7770, the Springfield office is at 413-784-1200.  Both are open M-F, 9am to 5pm.
  • Send an email 

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