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U.S. Health Law May Curb Rising Maternal Deaths
The future of pregnant women in the United States will significantly change Aug. 1. That is when the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act, will require insurance providers and Medicaid to cover clinical preventative services for women, including prenatal care, all without charging a co-pay, co-insurance or a deductible.As the U.S. maternal mortality rate continues to increase, this new health care law could offer improvements in preventative care for women. Yet, definitive answers to why more American mothers are dying remain scarce.