Of course, YES. A newborn is an innocent victim. Healthcare should also cover other innocent victims, such as rape victims with no healthcare. (Update Sep 5,2017). I would like people to know that some babies are not born to addicts, but may still be addicted. My wife had spinal surgery prior to becoming pregnant. She asked to be taken off medications and provided something holistic. We saw three different specialists, including our obstetrician, whom all reviewed and agreed upon a pain plan for my wife and unborn child. Our daughter was born with a slight addiction even after titration off meds in third trimester. Our newborn was placed in NIC unit and we stayed in Ronald McDonald house for two weeks. My wife is not an abuser of medications and we did everything that was proposed by doctors. We even sought additional opinions. I had amazing health coverage for all of this. I could only hope that other families who suffer a similar experience, be covered by healthcare insurance. It is a scary, difficult and costly experience to go through. My daughter is doing well now, 4 years old and my wife is off all meds, but still lives in much debilitating pain.