8 Ways Women Will Benefit Under Obamacare Starting Tomorrow


Written by Amanda Peterson Beadle

When eight Obamacare regulations go into effect tomorrow, 47 million women will benefit from the guaranteed coverage of preventive services including contraception coverage without co-pays. The new rules will require most insurance plans to begin including the services at no additional cost at the next renewal date that falls on or after August 1, according to a news release from the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Center for American Progress graphic breaks down what will be covered and how women will benefit:

But even as millions of women will benefit from even more provisions of the Affordable Care Act, nine states are attacking the contraception coverage requirement because of the claim that the provision violates religious liberty. Even though President Obama announced an accommodation for religious institutions so that the employer does not have to pay for the birth control coverage, states have considered legislation or ballot measures to either reject the federal regulation or undermine contraceptive coverage in state law. And ongoing challenges against the contraception regulation continue in federal courts.

This post was originally published by ThinkProgress.


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Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Jane R.
Jane R.4 years ago

This only benefits people who have insurance. The poor already get these things free at health clinics. It's the lower middleclass that needs help and this will do them no good. They make a bit too much to get healthcare at a clinic and not enough to purchase insurance.

Ken W.
Ken W.4 years ago

Thank you President Obama !!!

Michael T.
Michael T.4 years ago

Gar I suggest you quickly go soak your head and start bobbing for apples. You make a dollar and women only get 76 cents on that dollar.

Gar M.
Gar M.4 years ago

When are the men going to receive all these "perks" the women are screaming for? It's about time the males in the USA are treated the same as the women, with equal benefits. Blame the feminists for the unequal treatment.

Mary B.
Mary B.4 years ago

Sandy E ......I have a news flash for you.........There are many countries where you couldn't pay folks to want to live in the US....(My country for one).......The US is not the be all and end all anymore.......it could be again but your politicians are making sure you look like idiots....(GOP)......My father was American and so is my brother. You are behind in health care for all, education, environmental issues, etc.........

Michael T.
Michael T.4 years ago

"If today were November 6, President Barack Obama would sweep the key swing states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania and - if history is any guide - into a second term in the Oval Office," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "The president is running better in the key swing states than he is nationally. Part of the reason may be that the unemployment rate in Ohio is well below the national average. In Florida it has been dropping over the past year, while nationally that has not been the case."

Michael T.
Michael T.4 years ago

In his home state, the former governor is now estimated to be 21 points behind the President.
Over the past half century, the victor in every presidential election won his home state and all but two (George McGovern in 1972 and Al Gore in 2000) of the losers won their home states.
Romney's current 36 percent support in Massachusetts is 21 percent less than the average home-state totals for the past twelve presidential winners and more than 15 points behind the home-state average for losing presidential nominees.
The average home state margin of victory for the winners of the last dozen presidential elections was 18.8 percent. Mitt Romney is currently running an astonishing 40 points behind the 50-year home state average for the winners of presidential elections.
In his home state, Mitt Romney is trailing by 21 points. Those who know Romney, his policies and record best are more opposed to him than are people in almost any other state--and far, far more opposed to him than the voters in the home state of any of the major party nominees in the last 50 years were to them.

Michael T.
Michael T.4 years ago

Sandy. umm, actually you are another way to bring down America for making such foolish comments. Take the ear buds out and turn off the Fox talking points echo chamber for a couple of hours okay?

Sandy Erickson
Sandy Erickson4 years ago

Obama care is just another way to bring down America! Remember how people WANT to get into America? That is because it is un like any other counrty in the world...IT IS THE BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD! GOD BLESS AMERICA!