Eight Ways Young Women Benefit From Obamacare

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  • You’re Entitled to Free Preventive Care, Including Birth Control
  • You May Be Eligible for Government Discounts on Insurance
  • You’ll Have Maternity Coverage, No Matter What
  • You Can’t Be Charged More Than a Guy
  • You Can’t Be Rejected for Having a “Pre-Existing Condition”
  • If You Are an Individual Who Makes Under $16,000 a Year…
  • If You're a Breastfeeding Mom…
  • One Final Note
  • Eight Ways Young Women Benefit From Obamacare
  • You Can Stay on Your Parents' Health Policy Until You Turn 26

You’ll Have Maternity Coverage, No Matter What

You may not know this but only about 12 percent of health plans sold on the individual market currently include coverage for maternity, according to Judy Waxman of the National Women’s Law Center. But starting next year, all individual health plans will have to include 10 essential health benefits including maternity care, as well as hospitalization, prescription drugs, mental health services and preventive services.

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