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Ill. gov. signs contraceptive access bill

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) on Friday signed legislation (Public Act 099-0672) that aims to facilitate access to contraception, the AP/Decatur Herald and Review reports.

The law will take effect in 2017 (AP/Decatur Herald and Review, 7/29).

The law requires individual and group health insurance policies sold in the state to cover the full range of FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices and products. In addition, under the law, insurers will have to cover the dispensing of a 12-month supply of contraception (Women's Health Policy Report, 4/25).