As most women are already aware, pregnancy is a tricky, beautiful, complicated process. There’s really nothing easy about it, despite the myriad men in Washington trying to convince themselves to the contrary. And as one of President Donald Trump’s long-standing campaign promises — to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act — seems closer than ever to actually being implemented, many women are rightfully concerned. The American Health Care Act, as it has been officially dubbed, has already passed in the House of Representatives, and now awaits debate in the Senate. With so much freedom being given to the states in the new bill, will things like pregnancy complications rise if the ACA is replaced? Unfortunately, if the AHCA passes as-is, being a woman in the United States could get a lot more expensive, and dangerous.
With the bill’s MacArthur Amendment, insurance companies in different states would be granted the power to refuse full coverage to Americans with pre-existing conditions, as well as get rid of Obamacare’s essential health benefits package, which included pregnancy and…
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