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A bill expanding health benefits for women, children and adolescents has been unanimously approved by the state Senate.  The measure awaits House action.  Monroe Senator Kevin Kelly introduced an amendment allowing for a brief special enrollment period for uninsured pregnant women.  The measure maintains Affordable Care Act for women's preventive services with no cost sharing.  The bill includes coverage for all FDA-approved contraceptive and sterilization methods.  Officials say the legislation will ensure that no matter what happens at the federal level, access to contraceptives and other medical care will be available through insurance plans to Connecticut women, regardless of income level.

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