GOP Rep. Asks Sebelius Why Single Men Need Maternity Coverage

by Andrew Johnson

“To the best of your knowledge, has a man ever delivered a baby?” Representative Renee Ellmers (R., N.C.) jocularly asked Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius, as part of her line of questioning as to why maternity coverage will be required in all insurance plans, including for single men.

Ellmers argued at Wednesday’s House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing that the requirement is one of the many provisions in the Affordable Care Act driving up health-care costs.

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