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Opponents of no-deductible, or low-deductible, insurance coverage for routine maternity care argue that that approach reduces patients' "skin in the game," or out-of-pocket costs. (Photo: HHS.gov)

The Senate’s new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) chief is opposed to the Affordable Care Act essential health benefits (EHB) coverage mandate, and to the idea that all major medical policies should cover maternity and newborn care.


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