The Affordable Care Act and Women


The Affordable Care Act includes several provisions that are expected to significantly improve women's health. The Affordable Care Act improves coverage for important preventive services and maternity care, promotes higher quality care for older women, and ends the gender discrimination that requires women to pay more for the same insurance coverage as men. Over one million young adult women have already gained health insurance coverage because of the Affordable Care Act and 13 million more women will gain coverage by 2016. [7 PDF pages]

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