On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. The law creates major changes in how health insurance coverage works in the U.S. and who has access to insurance coverage.
The law is complex and has many different components that are being rolled out over the course of four years… and beyond.
Here at the FPA, we’re working to stay up-to-date and to fully understand the ACA so we can pass that information along to our patients, friends and supporters.
Like these important changes for women:
- Insurance companies will no longer be able to charge women more than men
- Women no longer have a co-payment for birth control
- All health insurance plans will cover maternity care
- Women can seek counseling for domestic violence at no additional cost
Want to learn more? Check out these online resources and let us know if you have questions and comments.
7 Reasons Why Every American Woman Should Love Obamacare (Huffington Post)
Health Insurance Marketplace Website (federal government site)
Healthcare.gov on Facebook
Nurses Explain the ACA (SEIU YouTube video)