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The Affordable Care Act provides vitally important advances for the health of women and their families.  As the law is implemented on the state and federal levels, and as more Americans gain access to health insurance, we’re working to ensure that new health care law benefits women as part of our effort to improve women’s health.

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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

September 20, 2013

The health care law—sometimes called Obamacare—will make health coverage more affordable and easier to obtain for millions of American women. Starting in October, millions of American women will be able to enroll in new, affordable insurance, with coverage effective as early as January 1, 2014. 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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Legal Briefs & Testimony | NWLC Amicus Briefs Supporting the Contraceptive Coverage Benefit

May 30, 2014

The Center is filing friend of the court briefs in lawsuits challenging the federal contraceptive coverage benefit, brought by employers who want to deny their employees this important benefit.  These cases involve suits brought under the First Amendment to the US Constitution and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  These cases will decide whether a boss’s religious beliefs trump women’s health and women’s access to the health care they need.

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More Resources

Fact Sheet | Your Employer or University Objects to Providing Insurance Coverage of Birth Control: What Does That Mean for You?

July 24, 2014

Fact Sheet | Important Legislation to Improve Coverage of Breastfeeding Benefits for Military Women

July 10, 2014

Fact Sheet | Ensuring Women Thrive at Work Creates Economic Prosperity for All

June 25, 2014

Fact Sheet | The D.C. Abortion Coverage Ban Threatens Women's Health

June 25, 2014

Fact Sheet | Health Coverage is a Critical Component of Women’s Economic Security

June 19, 2014