May 102012
 
 May 10, 2012  Court, Youth & Schools

Matt Volz reports:

A Montana judge has struck down the state’s ban on prescription birth control coverage for teenage girls enrolled in its low-income health insurance program

Healthy Montana Kids, the insurance program for families with incomes up to 250 percent of the federal poverty level, had covered prescription contraceptives for uses such as preventing acne or easing cramps, but it would not cover contraceptives to prevent pregnancy.

District Judge Jim Reynolds of Helena ruled Friday that those regulations violate the Montana Constitution’s privacy and equal protection clauses, and he prohibited the state from enforcing them.

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