Representative Debbie Lesko

State Capitol News
10:58 am
Tue March 13, 2012

AZ Senate Panel Approves Bill Allowing Employers to Refuse to Cover Contraception

A Senate panel voted Monday to let employers with religious or moral objections refuse to include contraceptive coverage in their health insurance plans for their workers.

HB 2625 would repeal a decade-old mandate which says that companies that provide health insurance for workers must also cover contraceptives. Representative Debbie Lesko (R-Glendale) said the move is necessary to protect freedom.

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