The Surprising Protections that Could Disappear With Obamacare

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Dr.  Lisette Robledo meets with a young patient and her mother in the pediatrics unit at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY.
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Over the weekend, Democrats and organizers rallied to fight the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. While there have been no details yet from President-elect Trump on what could replace Obamacare, he has suggested that he is close to a new option that would offer “insurance for everybody.”

The national debate over the ACA’s repeal has largely focused on who could end up losing insurance. But lesser-known provisions that affect millions of Americans are also on the chopping block. Among them are measures requiring fast-food chains to post calorie counts, allowing women to choose an OB-GYN, and requiring employers to provide private spaces for women to pump breast-milk at work.

Mary Agnes Carey, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News, takes us through some surprising provisions that could disappear with the repeal of Obamacare.