Massachusetts Passes Birth Control Access Law

Nov 22, 2017

The Senate version of the federal tax overhaul repeals the mandate requiring Americans to buy health insurance. State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier, a Pittsfield Democrat, says 1.4 million women in Massachusetts could lose affordable contraception if the Republican-controlled Congress continues to chip away at the Affordable Care Act. Republican Governor Charlie Baker on Monday signed a bill ensuring no-cost contraceptives in Massachusetts – regardless of federal changes to the health care law. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with Farley-Bouvier about the law.