Senate Bill Envisions Making Some Contraceptives Over-The-Counter Medications

Mealey's (June 12, 2015, 12:03 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republicans on July 15, 2014, introduced legislation that would direct the Food and Drug Administration to study whether contraceptives could be made available without prescription and would eliminate the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s restriction on payment methods for such products.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., introduced Senate Bill 2605, which immediately garnered 25 co-sponsors.

According to Ayotte, the legislation removes the ACA’s cap on Flexible Spending Accounts and eliminates its bar to using FSA and Health Savings Account monies on over-the-counter...
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