U.S. Officials Pressed to Let Pregnant Women Enroll in Health-Law Plans at Any Time

Posted on AllSides March 12th, 2015
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Pressure is mounting on the Obama administration to allow uninsured women who become pregnant to obtain health coverage at any time of year through the Affordable Care Act’s federal exchange.

More than 50 House Democrats have signed a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, calling for immediate guidance that would classify pregnancy as a “qualifying life event.” That designation would let uninsured women who become pregnant to sign up for health insurance through HealthCare.gov within 60 days and outside the open-enrollment period.

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