I recently received a letter from my insurance company. Kind of a head scratcher, actually. I opted out of maternity/pregnancy coverage as I wasn’t going to be needing it, and opting out saved me some money. But now, it’s been added at no extra cost as a result of the changes (I can only assume) brought about by Obamacare. Here’s a paragraph taken from the letter.
Colorado law recently changed, requiring individual health insurance carriers to cover the medically
necessary expenses of pregnancy, childbirth and maternity the same as treatment of covered illness or
injury. This applies to all major medical individual insurance policies in Colorado issued or renewed
on or after ]anuary 1,2011, regardless of the policyholder’s gender or age.
Yeah, you read that correctly. We don’t have to pass it to find out what’s in there, we just have to wait until we get letters like this from our health insurance companies.