Provisions within the Affordable Care Act will reduce accidental pregnancies that are at a higher risk to be aborted. With the increased availability of no cost contraception to women, pregnancies will be planned and abortions reduced. In addition, the financial uncertainties of carrying a pregnancy to term will also be reduced as all health plans will cover maternity benefits.
Posts related to maternity coverage in health insurance plans in California along with giving birth.
While there is no doubt that healthcare costs are escalating, there may be other reasons beyond pure inflation that is driving Anthem and other carriers to seek rate increases.
There will be upward pressure on health insurance premiums where states have not moved to include the EHBs and remove gender discrimination.
Doulas are a constant companion to answer questions and help the mother find her voice, literally and figuratively, when it comes to making decisions about how she wants to deliver her child.
If men could become pregnant would maternity coverage have been included as covered benefit years ago?
With the introduction of the new Blue Shield plans, we are getting closer to consumers being able to compare apples with apples.