Backdate home responsibilities protection to cover women coming up to retirement now.
Requires states to cover pregnant women and children under the age of 13 in poor families.
"What we're doing is just covering women who are on the Net, and there's been a lot of interest in that."
A few states received permission in the Clinton administration to cover pregnant women.
The law of damages does cover women, both as plaintiff and defendant.
The hope was that a law covering women would serve as an "opening wedge," leading, in time, to coverage of all workers.
The cap, which was approved 289 to 134, covers women, religious minorities and the disabled.
Its rules would not apply to the mix of state welfare programs that cover single men and women or people with disabilities.
Medicaid, the government health plan for the poor, often only covers women after they are pregnant.