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    Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., center, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., center right, and other Democratic lawmakers joined new mothers and their babies at the Capitol in September 2013 to criticize Republican efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act. The health care law has opened up an unusual opportunity for some mothers-to-be to save on medical bills for childbirth. Associated Press file photo

Posted: Saturday, May 10, 2014 12:00 pm | Updated: 12:11 am, Sun May 11, 2014.

WASHINGTON — The health care law has opened up an unusual opportunity for some mothers-to-be to save on medical bills for childbirth.

Lower-income women who signed up for a private policy in the new insurance exchanges will have access to additional coverage from their state’s Medicaid program if they get pregnant. Some women could save hundreds of dollars on their share of hospital and doctor bills.

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