(from our friends at Maternity Care Coalition:
May 4, 2009 event cosponsored by PathWays PA and other local organizations)
Many women are unaware that their insurance may not cover maternity and others will be rejected from insurance plans because their pregnancy is considered a pre-existing condition. All of them will pay more for their insurance because they are women.
On May 4, a rally in Harrisburg drew crowds to talk about the insurance needs of women. A slideshow of the rally can be viewed on MCC's website.
Constituents delivered MCC’s new report, Insuring Healthy Births, with a carnation in honor of Mother’s Day, to key policymakers in Harrisburg. The report is a roadmap for increasing access to insurance and maternity services throughout PA.
Sponsors: Coalition of Labor Union Women; Consumer Health Coalition; Healthcare for All Pennsylvania; Health Federation of Philadelphia; Institute for the Study of Civic Values; Maternity Care Coalition; PA Association of Community Health Centers; PA Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals; Pennsylvania Council of Churches; PA Health Access Network; PA Health Law Project; PathWays PA; PA Association of Licensed Midwives; PhilaNOW; Public Citizens for Children and Youth; United Way of Southeastern PA; and WOMEN’S WAY.