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Driscoll Votes for Legislation to Protect Women at Risk of Contraceptive Coverage

BOSTON, NOV. 20 - Representative Driscoll joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House to pass legislation to ensure that Massachusetts women have access to no-copay contraception. This action follows the Trump Administration’s decision to weaken critical provisions of the Affordable Care Act related to women’s health and preventive care. This compromise bill requires insurers to cover contraceptives and contraceptive services in Massachusetts, including education, counseling and follow-up treatment, without any out-of-pocket cost to the patient. In an effort to contain healthcare costs, the bill only requires insurers to cover one version of a drug or device free of charge, if a therape

Driscoll Votes to Pass Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

BOSTON, NOV. 17 - Representative Driscoll joined with his colleagues in the House to pass comprehensive criminal justice reform legislation that will lead to a more equitable system by supporting our youngest and most vulnerable residents, reducing recidivism, increasing judicial discretion, and enhancing public safety. “This landmark legislation will make our criminal justice system significantly more equitable while enhancing public safety through a series of workable, real-world solutions,” said House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo. “I am proud of the unprecedented reforms we’ve made to support our youngest and most vulnerable residents, particularly children facing adversity and individuals of

Driscoll Speaks at TPS Rally

BOSTON, NOV. 17 - State Representative Bill Driscoll Jr. attended two rallies this week in support of maintaining Temporary Protected Status for Haitians who legally work and live in the U.S. The TPS program permits immigrants from countries affected by natural disasters or conflict to remain in the U.S. for a limited time. However, unless an extension is granted, these individuals will be compelled to return in January to Haiti. The country remains in a difficult state due to the continuing effects of an earthquake in 2010, and a hurricane last year. Last Sunday, Haitian-Americans United, Inc. held a rally at the St. Angela Merici Church in Mattapan to urge Governor Baker to demand that Pre

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