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Proposed mandate would halt insurance trend of excluding maternity coverage
Ventura County Star

Seven years ago, a woman could pretty much count on the assumption that if she had insurance, it would cover maternity care. Federal law required all employer-sponsored group health plans provide that benefit, and 82 percent of policies purchased in the individual insurance marketplace included the coverage.

Today, the federal mandate for group health plans still applies, but the ratio in the individual insurance market has been turned upside-down: