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Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Restrictions on Abortion Coverage

Abortion is one of the most common medical procedures for women; an estimated one in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime. The majority of women who have abortions already have at least one child and many list the need to care for their children as a primary reason not to have another.


Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Affordability and Choice in the Insurance Marketplace

Between 2010 and 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) progressively implements an array of rules and protections to make the private health insurance system – including employer-sponsored plans – better meet the needs of women and families. In particular, the ACA will help rein in premium increases, improve the adequacy of benefit packages, and make coverage more reliable.


Why the Affordable Care Act Matters for Women: Access to Essential Community Providers

Today, many uninsured or underinsured Americans receive their care from publicly funded clinics and health providers across the country known as essential community providers (ECPs). Many of these providers do not require insurance or any payment.


Why the Affordable Care Act Matters For Women: Maintaining Your Health Coverage

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), quality health insurance is now more accessible to women and families. More than eight million Americans have signed up for health coverage through health insurance marketplaces since October 2013.


Changing the Conversation on Abortion Restrictions: A Proactive Response to Political Interference in Health Care

Health care providers and women seeking abortions are increasingly subjected to legal requirements that make abortion care more difficult to obtain. These requirements are contrary to medical evidence and best practices, in addition to interfering with the relationship between health care providers and their patients.


Fact Sheet on the Pennsylvania Patient Trust Act (2015)

Across the country, politicians are playing doctor – pushing for laws that intrude into exam rooms and conflict with professional and ethical standards of medical care. The


The Patient Trust Act: Model Legislation for Getting Politics out of the Exam Room

The Patient Trust Act addresses the serious and growing problem of laws that impose politics and ideology on clinical care. This dangerous trend threatens evidence-based, patient-centered medicine, the delivery of quality care, and public health.


South Dakota Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs South Dakota women and their families.


Minnesota Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Minnesota women and their families.


New Mexico Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs New Mexico women and their families.


Washington Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Washington women and their families.


Massachusetts Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Massachusetts women and their families.


Nebraska Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Nebraska women and their families.


District of Columbia Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs District of Columbia women and their families.


Rhode Island Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Rhode Island women and their families.


New Hampshire Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs New Hampshire women and their families.


Oklahoma Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Oklahoma women and their families.


Idaho Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Idaho women and their families.


Maryland Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Maryland women and their families.


Texas Women and the Wage Gap

SEPTEMBER 2015 | An analysis of what the gender-based wage gap costs Texas women and their families.


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