Washington, DC—The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and other medical organizations filed an amicus brief October 5, 2018 opposing the new federal rule expanding short-term limited-duration insurance plans.
Lisa Hollier, M.D., MPH, president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), issued the following comment:
“As the leading organization of physicians who provide health services unique to women, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) supports meaningful health coverage for all women and opposes governmental action that threatens access to quality health care.
ACOG was a leader in the effort to win landmark women’s health protections, including maternity care and coverage of preexisting conditions, now guaranteed in health insurance plans nationwide. The new federal regulation expanding short-term limited-duration insurance plans threatens comprehensive health care access and is especially dire for women.
Plans permitted under the regulation would not be required to cover maternity care benefits and other essential services, such as mental health care.
ACOG is proud to stand with the broader physician community in supporting a legal challenge to this regulation, which would harm countless Americans.”