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A provision of the Affordable Care Act that eliminates co-pays for contraceptives and women’s annual exams takes effect today. “It’s the most historic change for women’s health in a generation,” said Reina Schiffrin, chief executive officer of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic.
“A great day for women — and a great era in our nation’s history. We finally catch up with most of the world who provide universal health care to their citizens … .”
— Lisette Depew-Kubie
”’Now, the 49 percent of the population — men — that doesn’t use it will have a few dollars added to their premiums to pay for it.’ LOL! Do they not ‘partake’ in the ‘act’ as well?”
— Edith Kruse Hollister Thornburg
Gov. Cuomo vetoed a special-education bill that would have held public-school districts responsible for paying for placement for special-education students at private schools.
“Bad laws have unintended consequences. The law that Cuomo vetoed would have given parents of special-education children a UNILATERAL right to place their children in any special-education facility that in THEIR OPINION would best meet their children’s cultural needs. This would have encouraged parents to send their children to barely disguised religious institutions at a cost of over $70,000 a child. What a great way to destroy our public schools while greatly increasing the tax burden shared by our entire community.”
— Robert Rhodes
Our editorial on the bill.
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