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The health care law, also known as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, has already done so much for women — and it's just getting started. We're working to make sure that women and families continue to get the health care they need.

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Fact Sheet | King v Burwell Places Women's Health at Risk

December 18, 2014

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes historic strides for women’s health and economic security but is once again under attack. The ACA provides tax credits to help low and moderate income individuals and families purchase health insurance – many of whom are women. In the 2014-2015 term, the Supreme Court will review King v. Burwell, a case challenging this core provision of the ACA.  The Court will determine whether the ACA allows the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide these subsidies  to individuals and families who purchase insurance from the federally-facilitated health insurance Exchanges. The decision will have a significant impact on the health and economic security of nearly three million women who are enrolled in health insurance through these Exchanges now and millions more in the future.

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Reports & Toolkits | New Benefits for Breastfeeding Moms: Facts and Tools to Understand Your Coverage under the Health Care Law

May 8, 2014

This toolkit is designed for women, advocates, community-based organizations and health care providers to provide information on the coverage of breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling in the health care law and offer tools to use women encounter problems with this coverage. We have also provided detailed instructions on how to call insurance companies and how to file an appeal if the plan denies coverage. The toolkit includes draft appeal letters tailored to commonly encountered scenarios.

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Reports & Toolkits | We've Got You Covered: What Women Need To Know About Health Care Enrollment

November 11, 2014

The health care law—sometimes called Obamacare—will make health coverage more affordable and easier to obtain for millions of American women. In each state, women will be able to choose a high quality plan that covers important health services like maternity care, prescription drugs, and preventive health services. These resources provide women and their families with information about the new health coverage options available through a Health Insurance Marketplace in their state.

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Fact Sheet | Strong Public Support Continues for States to Accept Federal Funds to Cover More Uninsured People Through Medicaid

April 9, 2013

A new national survey sponsored by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and the National Women’s Law Center shows strong support among adults 18 and older for their states to accept federal dollars that have been allocated to cover more uninsured people through Medicaid.  The survey, conducted March 15-19, 2013 among 1,016 adults 18 and older, has a margin of error of + 4 percentage points.

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More Resources

Fact Sheet | King v Burwell Places Women's Health at Risk

December 18, 2014

Reports & Toolkits | Making the Most of Well-Woman Visits

November 18, 2014

Reports & Toolkits | We've Got You Covered: What Women Need To Know About Health Care Enrollment

November 11, 2014

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

November 07, 2014

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

October 29, 2014