Maryland has the second highest number of health mandates - or procedures and services insurers are required to cover in policies.
Rhode Island is the state with the most number of mandates, according to research by the Council for Affordable Health Insurance.
Some believe that mandates drive up the cost of health care.
Maryland has 67 mandates while Rhode Island has 69. Idaho is the state with the least number of mandates at 13.
The most popular mandates are mammography screening and the length of time a woman must stay in the hospital after giving birth. The least popular are breast implant removal and screeing for cardiovascular disease.
Most Mandated BenefitsLeast Mandated Benefits Most Popular MandatesLeast Popular Mandates Rhode Island69Idaho13Mammography Screening50Breast Implant Removal1Maryland67Alabama19Maternity Minimum Stay50Cardiovascular Disease Screening1Virginia66Michigan24Breast Reconstruction49Circumcision1Minnesota65Iowa26Mental Health Parity48Gastric Electrical Stimulation1Connecticut65Utah26Alcohol & Substance Abuse46Organ Transplant Donor Coverage1
Graphic Source: Council for Affordable Health Insurance