Pregnancy Coverage – Dr. Sawsan W. Jamil

The Affordable Care Act and Women’s Health

Are you pregnant—or planning to get pregnant—and concerned about whether your health insurance plan provides adequate pregnancy coverage?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also referred to as Obamacare, makes healthcare available to over 30 million people who were previously unable to obtain health insurance. Women, in particular, stand to benefit significantly from the Affordable Care Act, the most ambitious healthcare legislation passed since 1965. When the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented in 2014, it will make it easier for women to gain access to quality healthcare. Prior to the Affordable Care Act, women faced higher insurance premiums than men and many women lacked coverage for maternity care services. Now, with the healthcare reform, millions of women could gain pregnancy coverage.

The Affordable Care Act guarantees that, beginning in 2014, maternity care and newborn care will be included in a list of essential services provided by all new health insurance plans. This means pregnant women or those considering having a baby can count on access to maternity services—that is, care before and after the baby is born— in all new health insurance plans. Before this, only 12% of market plans offered coverage for maternity services. In addition, under Obama Care, people can no longer be denied insurance due to a pre-existing condition (including pregnancy) or reject women who have previously had a Cesarean section.

Your Pregnancy Care and Your Baby’s Delivery

Dr. Sawsan W. Jamil, M.D., a Los Angeles-based physician who practices at the Women Center L.A., focuses on primary gynecological and obstetrical care, including prenatal, labor, and postpartum care. If you are a patient of Dr. Jamil, she will accept insurance for the maternity care services specified in the Affordable Care Act, including prenatal care and the cost of your baby’s delivery. Dr. Jamil is part of the Blue Cross PPO and delivers babies in the UCLA hospital for patients in LA and the Santa Monica area.

Women usually see a gynecologist for 9 months during pregnancy, where a stranger would deliver their baby or pay extra to get their gynecologist to deliver the baby. As one of the few gynecologists who can deliver babies and offer gynecological and obstetrical care, Dr. Jamil offers a full range of services for female patients at the Women Center in LA.

During your pregnancy, you can be covered for preventative care services for women, including:

  • Anemia screening, done on a routine basis throughout your pregnancy
  • Folic Acid supplements, given to women who may become pregnant
  • Gestational diabetes screening, 24 to 28 weeks pregnant and those at high risk of developing the condition
  • Rh Incompatibility screening

The Affordable Care Act makes critical strides in ensuring that mothers and babies can receive healthcare benefits. To receive the best, most affordable care during your pregnancy, it is important to understand the basic maternity services outlined in the Affordable Care Act, especially if you are enrolling in a new plan. To know the full extent of individual coverage, patients should carefully review the full summary of their benefits related to maternity care.

Dr. Jamil is committed to promoting pregnancy wellness in her patients and can deliver your baby all covered by insurance. If you live in the greater LA area and would like to learn more about how the Affordable Care Act can help cover health care costs related to pregnancy and maternity care, contact us to schedule an appointment.

Arabic Speaking Obstetrician /Gynecologist in Los Angeles

A Medical Practice of Good Communication

At Women Center L.A., our aim is to provide excellent obstetric and gynecological care to the women of the greater Los Angeles area. We are advocates for women’s health. And, as such, we are dedicated to helping women be proactive about their gynecological health, keeping them as well-informed as possible about the latest advances in the field and any information that may personally affect them.

As an office, we value serving the different communities of our city and recognize that our diversity is what makes L.A. such a dynamic and special place to live. Our doctors routinely work with women from different backgrounds and understand the importance of clear communication between the patient and doctor. Drawing on the unique backgrounds of our qualified medical staff, we make every effort to make our patients feel at ease. We want to ensure that they will benefit from our specialized care. When it comes to language, we are sensitive to patients who may feel more comfortable speaking in another language. In fact, Women Center LA represents one of the few practices in the Los Angeles area that has an Arabic speaking OB/GYN. We are pleased to have Dr. Sawsan W. Jamil, M.D. as part of our team!

Arabic Speaking Gynecologist (OB/GYN)

Dr. Sawsan W. Jamil, M.D., a junior Fellow in the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, has extensive experience providing care to Arabic-speaking women and Middle Eastern patients. Having received her academic medical training in Iraq and Jordan, Dr. Jamil went on to complete her internship and obstetrics and gynecology residency in the United States (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center). Because of her international background and training, she is highly attuned to the unique needs of patients whose primary language is not English. As a Middle Eastern Obgyn, Dr. Jamil recognizes that the importance of accurately conveying to her patients the details of their medical care and treatment. From a routine visit to an advanced diagnosis and ongoing care, all patient-doctor communications should be fully understood.

First and foremost, Dr. Jamil wants to ensure that all her patients receive quality medical attention. In her practice, Dr. Jamil focuses on primary gynecological and obstetrical care, with expertise in infertility treatment and issues related to menopause and geriatric gynecology. Her commitment to preventive care shows through her efforts to raise patient awareness about a range of concerns, including those related to pregnancy and family planning and long-term health maintenance.

As one of the few Middle Eastern gynecologist, Dr. Jamil believes that a language barrier should not compromise health care. As a gynecologist that speaks Arabic, she works toward her goal of making sure that all of her Arabic-speaking patients are knowledgeable about women´s health and any issues that may affect them. She and her colleagues at Women Center LA offer comprehensive gynecological exams and health screenings.

If you are looking for an Arabic speaking OBGYN in Los Angeles, contact Dr. Jamil at Women Center LA. As a fluent speaker of Arabic, she will make certain that nothing related to your gynecological care is lost in translation!