Table 1. Key Benefits of the Affordable Care Act for Women

03/20/2012

Table 1. Key Benefits of the Affordable Care Act for Women

BenefitNumber of Women AffectedWhen Effective
Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP)27,000July 1-October 25, 2010 (varied by state)
Preventive Health Services (Private Insurance)20.4 millionPlan years beginning on or after September 23, 2010
Expanded Insurance Coverage (ages 19-25)1.1 millionPlan years beginning on or after September 23, 2010
Preventive Health Services (Medicare)24.7 millionJanuary 1, 2011
Improved Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage2 millionJanuary 1, 2011
Expanded Insurance Coverage (ages 0-64)13.5 millionJanuary 1, 2014
Women who buy coverage in the individual market will gain maternity coverage8.7 millionJanuary 1, 2014