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Jennie Bromberg


Include prenatal care in Affordable Care Act coverage

Last Thursday, more than 50 House Democrats and more than 30 national advocacy groups like Planned Parenthood sent letters to the Department of Health and Human Services, urging the Obama administration to classify pregnancy as a “qualifying life event” under the Affordable Care Act.  A qualifying life event is when something major happens in one’s life, like a change in family size, such as giving birth or getting married, that allows an enrollment period to open up to sign up for health care.


Promote graphic labels on cigarette packs

Last Monday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed that Medicare beneficiaries under the age of 74 who, for at least 30 years of their lives smoked one pack of cigarettes a day, would be covered for annual screenings for lung cancer, according to the New York Times.


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