A 1.4-acre plot of land east of downtown Takoma Park has long been eyed for development. While a neighborhood food co-op has sat on part of it for 20 years, a new plan to redevelop the space envisions restaurants, cafes, a parking garage and office space.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed into law one of the most comprehensive plans for providing free birth control in the country. The state’s Contraceptive Equity Act will prohibit co-payments for any kind of birth control and require insurance companies to provide vasectomies and emergency over-the-counter contraceptives at no cost. While the law won’t go into effect until 2018, Kojo explores what the bipartisan measure means for Maryland with two health professionals who advocated for the bill.
- Peter Beilenson CEO, Evergreen Health Cooperative; Former Health Officer, Howard County (Md.)
- Dr. Jamila Perritt Medical Director, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
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