States Lead the Fight Against Trump’s Birth Control Rollback

“We are on the cusp of seeing another push, a more aggressive push at the state level to protect affordable access to contraception, just like we saw in the late ’90s when women realized Viagra was getting coverage and birth control wasn’t,” said Andrea Miller, president of the National Institute for Reproductive Health, a New York nonprofit that advocates for reproductive rights.

“The feds can set a floor,” Ms. Miller said. “States can decide to do better.”

Several states are expanding access by requiring insurers to cover a year’s supply of contraceptives at a time, as opposed to the customary three months. In Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, last month signed a bill that would do just that, and Colorado’s…

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