National Partnership for Women & Families

Health Care

The Affordable Care Act is the law of the land. It’s the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation, and the National Partnership fought hard for its passage.

Health reform is a victory for every woman who has been unable to afford health coverage. It is a victory for every woman who has been overcharged because of her gender or denied coverage because of age or health status. It is a victory for every woman who has struggled to get the prenatal, maternity and preventive care she needs. And it is a victory for patients and caregivers who struggle to navigate a fragmented, uncoordinated system.

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Much more work lies ahead. That’s why we are working every day to ensure this historic law is implemented effectively. And we won’t stop until our health care system finally delivers the quality, coordinated, patient- and family-centered, comprehensive health care that women and families deserve.

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Take Action

Congress: Move on and stop voting to repeal Obamacare!

Congress: Reject any attempts to repeal health reform or roll back critical new provisions that patients and families so badly need! Act Now

In the News

Upcoming Senate Vote to Repeal Affordable Care Act a ‘Real Disappointment,’ Women’s Health Leader Says

Statement of Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families Read More

Blog Post

Medicare and Medicaid: 50 Years of Improving the Lives of Women and Families

If there was ever a moment that illustrated how public policy can transform people’s lives, it may have come 50 years ago today when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare and Medicaid programs into law. Read More

Resources

Lessons From the Frontline: Strategies for Supporting Informed Consumer Decision-Making in the Health Insurance Marketplace

Roughly 16.4 million people have gained health coverage in the five years since passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and more than 11 million signed up for marketplace plans during the second open enrollment period alone. Read More

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