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Women

The Affordable Care Act has a number of key provisions dealing with affordability, insurance market reforms, reproductive health, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Please find more information below:

Women’s Health

This document from the Illinois Department of Insurance outlines women’s specific health needs and how they should be covered; the Affordable Care Act will increase access to these needed health services, like contraceptives.

Women’s Health (pdf)

Repealing the Affordable Care Act will hurt women in Illinois

This document from National Women’s Law Center explains how repeal of the Affordable Care Act will be detrimental to women’s health and expose them once again to discriminatory insurance practices.

Repealing the Affordable Care Act will hurt women in Illinois (pdf)

Health Reform for Women

This two-page document explains the benefits of health care reform for women.

Health Reform for Women (pdf)

Women and HCR

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act eliminates many of the the difficulties women specifically have with finding and keeping affordable insurance, as well as the discriminatory practices used by the insurance industry.

Women And HCR (pdf)

Medicaid and CHIP

Millions of Americans will now be eligible for Medicaid and CHIP under the Affordable Care Act. States also receive more federal funding to cover new enrollments in Medicaid and CHIP.

Medicaid and CHIP (pdf)

Reproductive Health

The Affordable Care Act makes a number of key changes to reproductive health, sex education, and abortion coverage.

Reproductive Health (pdf)