Obstetricians take action against health insurers for their ‘criminal’ pregnancy cover

Associate Professor Gino Pecoraro says they're guilty of gender discrimination
Australian Associated Press
Professor Gino Pecoraro.

Obstetricians say forcing women to take out top-level health insurance for pregnancy and birth is gender discrimination and they’ve taken the matter to the Australian Human Rights Commission. 

Associate Professor Gino Pecoraro says it is the only service excluded from lower-level health insurance based on a patient’s sex, with the restriction threatening the future viability of private obstetrics.