Health Care Discrimination Costs Women One Billion Dollars A Year [Video]
The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments next week over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. On the eve of those arguments, the National Women’s Law Center issued a report and video highlighting the gains for women under health care reform and the fact that discrimination in health care costs women over $1 billion a year.
Thanks to health care reform over 20 million women with private insurance have received at least one preventative health care service without a co-pay or deductible; over 39 million women no longer face lifetime limits on coverage and approximately 2.5 million young adults gained health coverage because they can now stay on their parents’ plans longer.
Opponents of health care reform are trying to undo these gains and take away common-sense protections to literally millions of Americans. But we let them know that protecting women’s health care is critical to ensuring economic success for families all across this country.