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Consumers In Grandfathered Plans Can Face Higher Costs For Preventive Benefits
Kaiser Health News

Judy Naillon called her insurer several months ago to find out why she was being charged $35 every month for birth control pills. Her friends said they were getting their pills for free under the federal health law. Why wasn’t she getting the same deal?

The insurance rep explained that was because the plan Naillon and her husband had through his job was “grandfathered” under the health law. That meant the plan didn’t have to cover preventive services, including contraceptives, with no charge to consumers as Obamacare requires of other plans.

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