Senate Democrats push for Medicaid to cover birth control

March 05, 2015

A group of Senate Democrats introduced a bill that would provide free birth control to women enrolled in Medicaid, while also expanding access to preventative services nationwide. The bill would also launch a study of the abortion access, create new training programs for nurses who specialize in women's health and ensure that all hospitals provide emergency contraception to rape victims. The biggest piece of the bill is providing free contraception for all women enrolled in Medicaid.