Eight Ways Young Women Benefit From Obamacare

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  • 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’ll Have Maternity Coverage, No Matter What

If You Are an Individual Who Makes Under $16,000 a Year…

You may be eligible for Medicaid. Medicaid is the state-federal health insurance program for the poor, and it’s being expanded by the law to those whose annual income is under the federal poverty level. However, because the Supreme Court ruled that the expansion is optional for states, only about half of them are participating.

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