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Health Reform: Implications for Women’s Access to Coverage and Care

This issue brief, Health Reform: Implications for Women’s Access to Coverage and Care, reviews how the Affordable Care Act is expected to affect access to care and affordability of health coverage for women. It also explains the provisions in the health reform law related to the Medicaid expansion, preventive screening services, reproductive health, maternity care, abortion, and women on Medicare. The brief includes national and state-level estimates of the percentage of uninsured women ages 18-64 who could qualify for federal help under the law and a summary of key coverage and benefits provisions that affect women.

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ISSUE BRIEF