The Affordable Care Act: Promoting Better Health for Women

06/14/2016

The Affordable Care Act promotes better health for women through the law’s core tenets of access, affordability, and quality. The law’s provisions have expanded coverage through the Marketplace and Medicaid expansions; made coverage more affordable through premium tax credits and by eliminating gender differences in premiums in the individual and small-group insurance markets; and improved quality of coverage by eliminating lifetime and annual dollar limits on Essential Health Benefits and requiring coverage of recommended preventive services and maternity care.

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