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Over-the-Counter Contraceptives Are Now Free for Washingtonians With Insurance

Over-the-Counter Contraceptives Are Now Free for Washingtonians With Insurance

Over-the-Counter Contraceptives Are Now Free for Washingtonians With Insurance

A lot of the talk around the bill focused on the part that requires all insurers who cover maternity care to also cover abortion.

That provision expanded abortion access to greater number of Washingtonians, giving a greater number of women control over their own goddamned reproductive health choices.

Namely: As of January 1, 2019, all Washingtonians with state-regulated insurance can now pick up over-the-counter contraceptives for free at their in-network pharmacies, according to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

Those contraceptives include "condoms, spermicides, emergency contraceptives, and sponges."

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