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Contraception bill passes the House

SANTA FE — The state House late Monday passed a bill aimed at requiring health insurance companies to improve access to contraception.

The proposal, House Bill 89, sponsored by Rep. Deborah Armstrong, D-Albuquerque, would require insurance companies to cover a supply of six months of contraception at once, among other provisions.

Armstrong said the legislation would help ensure New Mexicans — both men and women — have access to affordable contraception.

Republican lawmakers assailed the proposal, arguing that it would raise the cost of insurance.

The measure passed 40-24 and now heads to the Senate for consideration.

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