Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signs 196 bills into law

- Governor Larry Hogan signed 196 bills into law on Tuesday, including one that expands access to contraceptives for men and women in Maryland.

The new Maryland law takes what the Affordable Care Act covers a few steps further, and it also includes birth control for men.

The Contraceptive Equity Act requires insurance companies to cover over-the-counter emergency contraceptives, such as so called morning-after pills, at no cost. Maryland also will be the first state prohibiting out-of-pocket costs for men who have vasectomies.

Hogan called the legislation “a bill worth signing.”

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