ERIC Number: ED266343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Health Insurance for Pregnant Minors. A Report from the State Board of Insurance to the 69th Texas Legislature, 1985.
Texas State Board of Insurance. Research and Information Services.
This document reports on the feasibility of requiring private insurance carriers to provide coverage of the pregnancy-related expenses of dependent minors and newborn care expenses of their offspring in Texas. The document relates the history of legislative interest in the topic of teenage pregnancy. The report states that although private medical insurance does not usually cover normal pregnancy and delivery, the major problem exists for pregnant teenagers in low income groups who have no insurance. The report gives characteristics of pregnant teenagers, including incidence of marriage, live birth, out-of-wedlock births, abortions, and birth complications. Pregnancy related services and costs are discussed including family planning, abortion, live births, pregnancy complications, newborns, and payment sources. The results of a survey of private insurance carriers and of laws in other states are given. Tables and appendices provide data results. Nine pages of references are also included. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Board of Insurance. Research and Information Services.
Identifiers - Location: Texas