Category Archives: Maternity Coverage

The Affordable Care Act Extends No-Cost Preventive Care to Women

Nikki Ditto, WLP Intern Wednesday, August 1st  is an important day for women’s health. After this date, all new insurance plans must cover certain women’s preventive health services, including contraceptives, without co-pays or deductibles. This represents an essential change in … Continue reading

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The United States Supreme Court has weighed in: The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.

By Women’s Law Project The Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law by President Obama in March 2010, expands health insurance coverage to more than 30 million people, prevents insurance companies from discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions, and ends … Continue reading

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The Hypocrisy of Cuts to Medicaid Reimbursements for Newborn Care

Amal Bass, WLP Staff Attorney When Pennsylvania’s politicians say they are for protecting the unborn, they mean it literally: the minute you’re born, you’re on your own. Last month, Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare (DPW), which is run by Governor … Continue reading

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White House Holds Town Hall on Women’s Health

Molly Cohen, WLP Intern With the Supreme Court’s ruling on the 2010 Affordable Care Act looming on the horizon, the White House recently held a town hall meeting on Women’s Health to tout the benefits of the Act. Panel members … Continue reading

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The Pennsylvania General Assembly Should Hold Public Hearings on SB 1063 and HB 1957 to Insure Motherhood

Pennsylvania’s women deserve to have maternity coverage in their health insurance.  Individual health insurance policies often do not cover maternity care, leaving many women at risk of having inadequate or no insurance when they become pregnant.  Furthermore, pregnant women applying … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania: Stop Insurers from Denying Essential Maternity Coverage to Women

Women in Pennsylvania need comprehensive maternity insurance coverage.  While federal and state laws protect access to maternity coverage for many women who receive health insurance through their employers, there is no law ensuring maternity benefits to women in Pennsylvania who … Continue reading

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