Insuring Your Health: Health Law Provides No Guarantees Of Access To Midwives, Birthing Centers

Kaiser Health News consumer columnist Michelle Andrews writes: "Insurance coverage for maternity care is required in most individual and small group plans under the federal health law, extending such coverage to plans where it used to be rare. But for women who are interested in services provided by midwives and birthing centers, there are no coverage guarantees, despite the law’s provisions that prohibit insurers from discriminating against licensed medical providers" (Andrews, 3/4). Read the column.

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