New York Court Upholds Women’s Health and Wellness Act

The Court of Appeals, the highest court in New York state, has upheld the Women’s Health and Wellness Act, a law requiring employers that provide prescription drug benefits to include contraceptive coverage.

The Women’s Health and Wellness Act, which went into effect January 1, 2003 in New York, additionally requires insurance plans to cover preventative and reproductive health services including osteoporosis exams and breast and cervical cancer screening.

The six judges on the court voted unanimously to uphold this law.

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