FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2015
On the heels of more than three dozen U.S. senators sending a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services to urge a special enrollment period for pregnant women who lack maternity coverage, Young Invincibles
“We’re thrilled to see a growing chorus of leaders, including 37 U.S. Senators, call on the Administration to make maternity coverage available to pregnant women year-round. It’s unacceptable that pregnant women without maternity coverage could face more than $23,000 in medical costs – or worse, suffer severe health consequences or death.”
For further background, please see the attached infographic that highlights the financial and health consequences facing pregnant women who lack pre-natal care today. Christina Postolowski is available to discuss our lobby efforts and research findings on this issue as well, as outlined in her report, Without Maternity Coverage.