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Infographics and Internet Memes | Women at Risk of Losing Affordable Health Insurance

February 18, 2015

King v. Burwell is the latest Supreme Court case to challenge the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The case focuses on the financial help, in the form of tax credits, provided to low and moderate-income individuals and their families — the majority of whom are women — to make monthly health insurance premiums more affordable. The Court will determine whether individuals and families will continue to receive these tax credits to help purchase insurance in the federally-facilitated health insurance Marketplaces.

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Legal Briefs & Testimony | King v. Burwell Amicus Brief

January 28, 2015

The National Women’s Law Center and law firm Hogan Lovells submitted an amicusbrief on behalf of 68 organizations in the Supreme Court case, King v. Burwell, brought by plaintiffs challenging a core provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Court will consider whether the ACA allows the federal government to provide subsidies to individuals and families who buy insurance from the federally-facilitated health insurance Marketplaces, also known as Exchanges. The brief argues that a ruling for the challengers in King would thwart one of the main objectives of the law: to make health insurance more affordable and thus attainable for millions of Americans. 

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Fact Sheet | 2014 State Level Abortion Restrictions: An Extreme Overreach into Women’s Reproductive Health Care

January 22, 2015

State legislators in 2014 continued to enact laws that restrict access to abortion or ban it outright. During the year, 15 states adopted 26 new restrictions that limit access to abortion. These state restrictions are a dangerous overreach into women’s personal medical decisions.

 

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Fact Sheet | The Hyde Amendment Creates an Unacceptable Barrier To Women Getting Abortions: We Must Use the Resources To Get Women the Health Care They Need

November 10, 2014
The federal laws that withhold insurance coverage of abortion from qualified women threaten women’s health and well-being. These restrictions, commonly known as “the Hyde Amendment,” particularly harm low-income women and women of color. These restrictions must be overturned so that a woman has the insurance coverage she needs to make a real decision about whether or not to end a pregnancy.
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Fact Sheet | A Women’s Economic Agenda Must Help Women and Families Succeed

February 26, 2015

Recognizing that when women succeed, their families and the economy prosper, some legislative leaders are taking action to create opportunities for women in the workplace. The National Women’s Law Center applauds these efforts because investment in women’s economic security is vital for women and their families.

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Reports & Toolkits | States Must Close the Gap: Low-Income Women Need Health Insurance

October 29, 2014

Over three million low-income women in the United States fall into a coverage gap and are uninsured, regardless of the fact that they are eligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).This gap is the direct result of 22 states’ failure to use federal money already set aside to expand health care coverage through Medicaid.

This report is an update of Mind the Gap: Women in Dire Need of Health Insurance, and demonstrates the risk the coverage gap poses to low-income women’s health by examining the dramatic differences in health care access and preventive services utilization between low-income women who will be stuck in this coverage gap—unless their state changes course—versus those who have access to coverage. This analysis finds that women in the coverage gap also experience a health care gap.

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More Resources

Fact Sheet | A Women’s Economic Agenda Must Help Women and Families Succeed

February 26, 2015

Fact Sheet | King v. Burwell: Data Shows Millions of Women at Risk of Losing Affordable Health Insurance

February 23, 2015

Fact Sheet | Reproductive Health Is Part of the Economic Health of Women and Their Families

February 19, 2015

Infographics and Internet Memes | Women at Risk of Losing Affordable Health Insurance

February 18, 2015

Fact Sheet | The Patient CARE Act - Second Verse, Same as the First

February 06, 2015