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What prenatal care can I expect to be covered by my health plan during my pregnancy?

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All health plans must cover certain preventive care with no out-of-pocket cost to you at the time of the visit. The exception is grandfathered health plans -- those that were in existence before March 23, 2010, and that haven’t made significant changes to their benefits and costs. Short-term health plans - those that provide less than 12 months of coverage --  also do not have to comply with this part of the law. Contact your insurance company or your employer to find out whether your plan is grandfathered.

From: Insurance When You're Pregnant: FAQ WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on September 18, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 9/18/2018

SOURCES:

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Committee Opinion: Benefits to Women of Medicaid Expansion Through the Affordable Care Act," January 2013.

Medicaid.gov: "Pregnant Women."

Healthcare.gov: " "  Is My State Expanding Medicaid Coverage?

USDA.gov: "WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines."

Coverageforall.org: 2016 Federal Poverty Level.

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on September 18, 2018

SOURCES:

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Committee Opinion: Benefits to Women of Medicaid Expansion Through the Affordable Care Act," January 2013.

Medicaid.gov: "Pregnant Women."

Healthcare.gov: " "  Is My State Expanding Medicaid Coverage?

USDA.gov: "WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines."

Coverageforall.org: 2016 Federal Poverty Level.

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on September 18, 2018

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