The Status of Women's Health Care
On May 4, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act to repeal and replace the ACA. Senate Republicans then swung into action but thus far, their efforts to pass a companion bill have failed.
However, the fight is far from over.
President Trump has vowed to eliminate the ACA, issuing an executive order on Oct. 12 intended to weaken the ACA’s health coverage protections. Congress could still introduce different legislation and the Department of Health and Human Services—the federal agency in charge of the ACA—could take steps that would add costs and limit the coverage now available through the ACA.
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FACT: Having Health Care Coverage Has Improved Women's lives
Acording to the latest statistics, 87 million women now have health insurance, including 65 million women with preexisting conditions. Also, due to coverage for contraception, women save an average of $1.4 billion a year in out-of-pocket costs for birth control.View The facts - #KeepTheCare
A Guide to Covered Women's Preventive Services
Under current law, both the Marketplace exchange plans and many private insurers must cover 26 recommended preventive health services and screenings for women. Of those, 11 are for women who are pregnant or of childbearing age and some are specifically for postmenopausal women. What follows is a description of these covered preventive services according to the ages and stages of a woman’s life.