Basic human rights and equal access to health care services is nonnegotiable. There can be no compromise. State’s rights do not supersede human rights. The goal of health care is to keep people healthy, productive, and sustainable. No state law should prevent a person from receiving care to remain healthy, productive, and sustainable.
Posts related to coverage for pregnancy related benefits under different health insurance plans or triggers for Medi-Cal.
The Pregnancy Pre-Existing Condition Question on Covered California
I have always felt uncomfortable asking the Covered California applicant if they or anyone in the household is pregnant. Basically, it is none of my business. It is additionally awkward asking a mother or father if their adult daughter is pregnant. Now that reproductive health care is under assault in our country, I’ve become even more sensitive to asking the question.
Covered California Fixes Medi-Cal Pregnancy Glitch
Until Covered California fixed the glitch, all women who reported they were pregnant were channeled into the Full Scope Medi-Cal for Pregnant Women program and had their Covered California health plans automatically terminated. This was a nightmare for many families as it completely disrupted their plans for the OBGYN they wanted to see and where they wanted to have their baby delivered.
Transgender and Pregnancy Health Care Rights Jeopardized With Texas Court Ruling
A Texas U.S. District Court Judge ordered the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) not to enforce rules against discriminating against transgender health care services in health insurance policies. The order was issued on December 31, 2016 before the new nondiscrimination rules were set to go into effect. The nondiscrimination rules are part of Section 1557, the nondiscrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A lawsuit brought by The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
California Health Plans Combat Insurance Fraud To Keep Rates Low
California individual and family plan health insurance carriers have been combating fraudulent enrollment for open and special enrollment periods. Many of the health insurance companies have placed additional requirements on applicants to verify California residency. Unfortunately, enrollments through Covered California, which have virtually no verification of special enrollment eligibility, continue to be a source of high-cost claims from fraudulent enrollments.
The basics of Medi-Cal and how it works with Covered California
Medi-Cal was one of the biggest mysteries during open enrollment in the new ACA health plans. Even though Covered California advertised a “no wrong door” approach to signing up for health insurance, when a client had to go through the Medi-Cal door, not even Covered California could tell them what to expect. Finally, seven months into the expanded Medi-Cal program, the Department of Health Care Services has finally put together a presentation that goes over the various parts of Medi-Cal and how the system works.
Women are too dumb to make life decisions
With Gov. Dalrymple signing one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation, he has effectively declared that women are too dumb to make decisions concerning life and their bodies. Pro-life legislators in North Dakota, Kansas and other states firmly believe that the state must protect a woman from herself. Single moms are moochers […]
How doulas support women and families during pregnancy
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.
Trio of California bills set to enhance maternity services for women
On July 1, 2012 three different bills will go into effect that will enhance and expand maternity services covered by health insurance plans and protect women when taking FMLA for pregnancy isssues.