Law center: Institutions violate health care law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The National Women’s Law Center has filed complaints against several businesses and universities, saying they fail to offer pregnancy coverage to their employees’ dependent children.

The center claims the five institutions have violated a provision of the federal health care law that prohibits sex discrimination in health care programs that receive federal funds. They say young women on their parents’ plans are getting benefits that are less comprehensive than those provided to young men.

The complaints were filed Tuesday with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Office for Civil Rights.

The five institutions are Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio; Beacon Health System in South Bend, Ind.; Auburn University in Auburn, Ala.; Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash.; and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education in Harrisburg, Pa.

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