Healthcare Reform: What Does It Mean For You?

With all the controversy surrounding Obama’s new healthcare bill, you might be wondering how the new laws will affect pregnant women and their care. Several parts of this bill will benefit both mothers and midwives. Currently, maternity coverage is included in most group insurance plans. That is a good thing, but that means that decent maternity coverage is tied to employment. For those who are self-employed or unemployed, or those working for smaller companies that do not provide group insurance policies, acquiring good maternity coverage is a lot more complicated. Most private insurance plans do not include maternity. It must … Continue reading