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

February 6, 2015

Senator Hatch, Senator Burr, and Representative Upton recently unveiled the 2015 iteration of the Patient CARE Act, a proposal that would significantly roll back the health coverage, guaranteed benefits, and consumer protections women and their families enjoy under current law. This proposal would completely repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and substitute limited reforms that would result in higher costs and more limited coverage. The Patient CARE Act has not been introduced in Congress, so legislative language is not yet available, but summary documents reveal how dramatically this proposal – like its 2014 predecessor – would undermine women’s access to affordable health insurance and comprehensive health care.

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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 | King v. Burwell Places Women's Health at Risk

March 19, 2015

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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More Resources

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

March 19, 2015

Fact Sheet | House Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal: Drastic Cuts to Health Programs and the Impact on Women

March 18, 2015

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

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

February 18, 2015