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WOMEN’S HEALTH AND WELLNESS LEGISLATION

The New York Assembly has taken the lead with the Women’s Health and Wellness Bill to enact comprehensive legislation to ensure women’s health. Specifically, the bill requires insurers to pay for annual breast-cancer detecting mammograms for women beginning at the age of 40, rather than the current age of 50. The legislation also requires preventive screening tests, like routine bone density exams to detect osteoporosis, and it requires that prescription drug plans include coverage for approved contraceptive drugs and devices.