Blumenthal Statement on White House Policy Announcement on Preventative Care

(Washington, DC) – Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today released the following statement on President Obama’s policy announcement regarding access to preventative health services and exemptions for religious institutions that would require insurers to cover contraception instead of employers:

“My primary concern is that women have access to no-cost, basic preventative health services including birth control and the ability to make their own medical decisions, regardless of where they work. The President has recommitted himself to that promise, set forth in the Affordable Care Act. Protecting individual rights and liberties – including access to basic health care – requires continuing vigilance. I will fight unfortunate and unfounded legislative proposals that reflect a continuing assault on women’s health care.”