Eight Ways Young Women Benefit From Obamacare

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  • 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’re Entitled to Free Preventive Care, Including Birth Control
  • You May Be Eligible for Government Discounts on Insurance

You Can’t Be Rejected for Having a “Pre-Existing Condition”

Today, insurers can deny you health insurance if you have a chronic condition such as asthma or diabetes (in which case you’re considered a health risk); if they do accept you regardless of these conditions, they can still charge you more for coverage. But starting next year it will be illegal for them to penalize you this way; health premiums may vary based on three factors only: age, where you live, and whether you’re a smoker.

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