The new health care law does some amazing things for mothers. Before you even become a mom, the health care law will make sure women have affordable health insurance. Once you have that coverage and are thinking about having children, the health care law ensures you have access to preventive services at no additional out of pocket costs to you. These preventive services will provide an opportunity to screen for conditions and prepare yourself for pregnancy. Once you are pregnant—congratulations!—the health care law ensures you will have prenatal and maternity care. (Before the health care law, insurance companies could drop people when they got sick; and most insurance coverage in bought in the individual market did not include maternity care. What a shame!).
The health care law will make sure that, during your pregnancy you can receive the care you need to stay healthy. (In fact, the health care law will require screening for gestational diabetes for high risk mothers.)
Once you have given birth, the health care law will make sure that your newborn’s health needs are covered and you have access to health services to keep you and your little one healthy. Decided to breast feed? The health care law will require breast-feeding support, counseling, and supplies at no additional out of pocket costs. Yay!
And when you’re done having children, the health care law has your back: the full range of FDA approved methods of contraception, at no out of pocket costs to you!
Happy Mother’s Day and Thanks ObamaCare!
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