Pregnant woman “I feel like we are carving out an exception that we would not do for someone else who gets sick suddenly, or has some other reason that they might have a sudden need for insurance,” says one bill opponent. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Uninsured women who become pregnant might be able to buy health coverage after the fact, if the governor of Connecticut signs a bill just passed by the House. The state’s Senate approved the measure last week.

The Connecticut Mirror reports that despite the bill’s support in the legislature—the House passed it 139–10, while the Senate passed it unanimously—it’s not guaranteed that Gov. Dannel Malloy will sign it. Malloy has previously expressed concern over the bill, which would open a special enrollment period for 30 days after a pregnancy is confirmed by a licensed health care provider.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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