By Lauree Benton
This 2013 article is a reminder of what is at stake in the efforts to repeal the ACA (Obamacare). The current GOP plan (AHCA) would let employers deny coverage for maternity and other care. Pregnancy would become a preexisting condition–again.
I didn’t know pregnancy was a preexisting condition until I was 8.5 months pregnant.
“You are uninsurable,” says the sales representative from Blue Cross of California. “Pregnancy is considered a preexisting condition.”
“You mean the preexisting condition that allows humanity to survive?” I snapped. I was furious.
To the sales rep’s credit, he thought it was ridiculous too. [Read more…]