Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid met with other Senate leaders to discuss health reform legislation. During this brief video Senator Reid expresses his support for a public option in the final health care bill, and also declares the time has come to end denial of health insurance based on sex, disability and other "pre-existing" conditions.
Health care reform measures currently making their way through Congress would radically alter health care coverage for women in this country, for the better. Why don’t most American women know this?
This weekend my husband broke the news to me — his company is switching to a new health insurance plan…and our out-of-pocket expenses for giving birth will increase a 100 percent.
Think everything is ok with the health system? Maybe if you are a fetus. Otherwise, prepare to suffer under the mountain of pre-existing conditions for which insurance companies are seeking to reduce or eliminate coverage. C-sections are considered a pre-existing condition and the lack of maternity care coverage is justified because “having a child is a choice.”