5.5M Reproductive-Age Women Have Gained Health Coverage Under ACA, Report Finds
Although 5.5 million reproductive-age women have gained insurance under the Affordable Care Act in the past two years, many continue to face challenges meeting their health care needs, according to a report released by the March of Dimes Foundation and the Urban Institute. The report found that the uninsured rate among women ages 18 to 44 declined from 19.6% in the summer of 2013 to 13.3% in the winter of 2014-2015. According to the report, that decline represents about 5.5 million women gaining insurance coverage.
- "Health Law Increases Coverage Rates for Women Not Yet Pregnant" (Gillespie, Kaiser Health News, 10/27).