Carney Bill to Help Protect Maternal and Infant Health Receives Unanimous Senate Support – InsuranceNewsNet
“New parenthood is a wonderful and challenging time. In our healthcare system, we rightly place a high priority on ensuring that an expectant mother receives the care she deserves before birth. Serious health issues, life-threatening, can also occur after childbirth, including pain and bleeding, lactation difficulties, high blood pressure, and even heart disease.Unfortunately, private coverage for postpartum care is often limited and based on an outdated model,” said
LD 1357 would ensure that maternity benefits provided by health insurers include coverage for 12 months of postpartum care that meets the recommendations of the
“We buy health insurance hoping it will get us through the most vulnerable and important times in our lives, and it’s time insurers were required to do just that for people recovering from a childbirth,” Sen said.
“Underlining the importance of requiring private insurance coverage to meet ACOG recommendations, the data shows the
LD 1357 faces further votes in the Legislative Assembly.