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Q&A: Is It Legal For Insurers To Deny Coverage Because Of A Pregnancy?

KHN’s “Insuring Your Health” columnist Michelle Andrews answers a question from a reader about whether or not insurers are required to cover maternity care on the individual market.

My husband recently lost his job and therefore his health insurance.  He contacted his same provider and tried to continue his insurance after his current policy runs out.  Because I am pregnant, they will not insure him. Is this legal?  Amy, Longmont, CO

 

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