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Getting the Coverage You Deserve: What to Do If You Are Charged a Co-Payment, De

Getting the Coverage You Deserve: What to Do If You Are Charged a Co-Payment, Deductible, or Co-Insurance for a Preventive Service

April 03, 2014
The National Women’s Law Center has been working hard to make sure women and their families know about the preventive coverage provided through the health care law. We’ve heard from many women about how much this coverage has helped them but we’ve also heard about some women encountering problems while trying to get these services without cost-sharing. This toolkit is designed to provide women with information on the coverage of preventive services in the health care law and tools they can use if they encounter problems with this coverage. We have also provided detailed instructions on how to file an appeal with insurance companies and draft appeal letters on a range of preventive services.


Reality Check: Seventeen Million Reasons Low-Wage Workers Need Strong Protections From Harassment

April 01, 2014
In a recent five-to-four decision in Vance v. Ball State University, the Supreme Court watered down workplace protections from harassment.  The Court held that supervisors who direct daily work activities - but lack the power to hire and fire - are mere coworkers, and that the tougher legal standard that applies in cases of coworker harassment also applies to harassment by these lower-level supervisors.  The Center's report documents how the Vance decision is divorced from current workplace realities, with a particular focus on the low-wage workplace.

President Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget: Key Provisions for Women and Their Families

March 28, 2014

This report summarizes the provisions with the largest impact on women and families in the President's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget.

Mind the Gap: Low-Income Women in Dire Need of Health Insurance Report Summary

January 22, 2014

This is a summary of “Mind the Gap”, which 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.  More specifically, this analysis of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data from 2012 finds that women in the coverage gap also experience a health care gap. In general, low-income women without health insurance are significantly less likely to access basic health care services on a regular basis and are less likely to use important preventive services than women who have similarly low incomes but who are covered by public or private health insurance. 

Mind the Gap: Women in Dire Need of Health Insurance

Mind the Gap: Women in Dire Need of Health Insurance

January 22, 2014

This report 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. More specifically, this analysis of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data from 2012 finds that women in the coverage gap also experience a health care gap. In general, low-income women without health insurance are significantly less likely to access basic health care services on a regular basis and are less likely to use important preventive services than women who have similarly low incomes but who are covered by public or private health insurance.

Toolkit for Advocates

November 12, 2013

The toolkit for advocates includes outreach tips and tools to help families claim valuable tax credits.

Pivot Point: State Child Care Assistance Policies 2013

October 23, 2013

The National Women's Law Center's 10th annual review of key child care subsidy policies in all fifty states and the District of Columbia reveals that families were better off in 27 states than they were in 2012 under one or more child care assistance policies, while families were worse off in 24 states than they were in 2012 under one or more child care assistance policies.

Insecure & Unequal: Poverty Among Women and Families 2000-2012

September 26, 2013

This report provides a gender analysis of national and state poverty and income data for 2012, released by the Census Bureau in September 2013.

Early Learning with Funding from Tobacco Tax

September 25, 2013

President Obama’s proposal would ensure that 2 million low- and moderate-income children have access to high-quality preschool — and it would prevent 1.7 million kids from becoming smokers later in life. Find out more at http://www.smarthealthykids.org/.

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.