Trump’s pick to run Medicare and Medicaid thinks maternity coverage should be optional. Here’s why she’s wrong.

That's the name of this article by consumer journalist Michael Hiltzik. Here's an excerpt:

[Trump's pick to run the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema] Verma demonstrated either utter ignorance about how health insurance works, or such desperation for this job that she’s willing to profess ignorance and paper it over with conservative shibboleths about “individual choice” and the freedom to make one’s own decision. She deliberately overlooked that prior to the ACA, there was no such freedom, and women were typically not given a practical choice of whether to take maternity benefits or not; they simply weren’t offered. 

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