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Health-care law improves insurance coverage for pregnant women and new mothers
Washington Post

By the time women reach 44 years old, roughly 85 percent have given birth. Yet even though pregnancy and childbirth are such commonplace events, health insurance coverage and support services to keep mothers and babies healthy are often seriously deficient.

Some private insurers, for example, treat pregnancy as a preexisting condition and charge pregnant women higher premiums, or refuse to cover costs associated with childbirth.

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