Eight Ways Young Women Benefit From Obamacare

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  • Eight Ways Young Women Benefit From Obamacare
  • You Can Stay on Your Parents' Health Policy Until You Turn 26
  • 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

You Can Stay on Your Parents' Health Policy Until You Turn 26

Previously, most insurers did not allow young adults beyond age 21 to stay on their parents' policies. More than 3 million young adults have gained coverage since this provision went into effect in 2010. Your parents will be charged the same rates as when you were younger. You can be covered by their policy even if you’re married, but the coverage won't extend to your spouse.

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