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New bill would allow 12-month prescriptions of birth control

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho Senate panel has introduced a Democrat's bill to allow women to receive up to a 12-month supply of prescribed birth control.

Currently, many Idaho insurance providers currently have a one-month or three-month limit.

The Idaho Senate Health and Welfare Committee agreed to introduce Democratic Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb's proposal on Wednesday. It must now pass a full hearing.

Webb, who is from Boise, says birth control is dependent on consistent use and allowing women to have access to a year's supply will particularly help women in rural areas with limited access to pharmacies.

Eleven states have such laws in place.

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