[Ed. – See, womanhood IS a preexisting condition!]
Covered California, touted as the most successful state exchange, is now experiencing a significant technical glitch that is jeopardizing the health of pregnant women and their unborn children.
Due to a computer error, pregnant women are dropped from their Covered California coverage when they report their condition, and are transferred automatically to Medi-Cal (which is not taken by many doctors).
Inez Whitlow uses a ranch in Elk Grove as her office for an organization she started in 1998 helping pregnant women and teens in crisis. She says a recent problem with Covered California is making it difficult for her clients when it comes to their medical care.
“I just got off the phone call with one of my girls and she said, ‘Hey they won’t see me at the doctor anymore,’” she said.
…Whitlow says it’s happened to a number of her clients in the past few months.
“What then we find is these girls decide not to go to a doctor,” she said. “So now we have them not going to prenatal care.”