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New California Legislation Seeks to Improve Birth Control Access for Insured Californians and “Puts the Man” in the Contraceptive Mandate
SACRAMENTO, CA—Recognizing that birth control plays an essential role in the health and well being of individuals and their families, Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-26) of Los Angeles has introduced SB 1053—the Contraceptive Coverage Equity Act.
"At least you have your health."
The phrase has become cliché and even the object of parody, but there comes a point when we appreciate it in full sincerity. That point, of course, is when we face our own health issues -- even if temporary -- and appreciate how all-consuming a broken bone, pinched nerve, chronic allergy, or persistent migraine can be.
As many of you know, this past week marked the retirement of Byron Gross, whose legacy at NHeLP spanned the last 22 years. I would like to take a minute to reflect on that marvelous legacy.
NHeLP's former director, Larry Lavin, had the foresight to recruit Byron to join NHeLP's Board of Directors back in 1992, where he served for nearly 20 years, helping guide the organization through numerous developments in the health care field as well as internal changes—including the decision in 2008 to bring me on as executive director.