Under the newly passed health care legislation, insurance companies won't be able to charge higher premiums for women, and all insurance plans will have to cover prenatal and newborn care. In addition, an amendment in the Senate bill would guarantee coverage for mammograms and Pap smears. But it's unclear how the changes will affect businesses. "The unknown is whether all these provisions will end up driving costs up or down," NAWBO board member Claire Guthrie Gastanaga said.

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