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Debate over insurance coverage of contraceptives now has a Minnesota version

An upcoming federal requirement that health plans cover the full cost of contraceptives will be "grandfathered" in -- meaning it may not apply to existing plans. But a St. Paul DFLer's bill would change that and extend the mandate to all of Minnesota's employer-sponsored health coverage.
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An upcoming federal requirement that health plans cover the full cost of contraceptives will be "grandfathered" in -- meaning it may not apply to existing plans. But a St. Paul DFLer's bill would change that and extend the mandate to all of Minnesota's employer-sponsored health coverage.

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