Key Benefits of the Affordable Care Act for Women

03/20/2012

Key Benefits of the Affordable Care Act for Women


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)20,400,000Plan years beginning on or after September 23, 2010
Expanded Insurance Coverage (ages 19-25)1,100,000Plan years beginning on or after September 23, 2010
Preventive Health Services (Medicare)24,700,000January 1, 2011
Improved Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage2,000,000January 1, 2011
Expanded Insurance Coverage (ages 0-64)13,500,000January 1, 2014
Women who buy coverage in the individual market will gain maternity coverage8,700,000January 1, 2014