The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the health care law (Affordable Care Act) will keep in place important benefits to women:

  • Women will no longer  be charged more than men for the same health coverage  by insurance companies because women use more health services (preexisting conditions??)
  • Preventive health services like mammograms, birth control, and well women visits will be covered without a co-pay or deductible.
  • Women will no longer be denied health coverage for having survived domestic violence or rape, or having had a Caesarean section.
  • Maternity care will be included in all health care plans.
  • Low income and underserved women will gain financial access to coverage, whether through the Medicaid program or help with insurance premiums.

While the opponents to ACA will turn this into a political battle, the Supreme Court has added credence to the need to create a health care system that benefits all people.  Hopefully, our country's leadership will spend more time on improving this Act rather than spending energy tearing it apart and pandering political rhetoric.



This is a big triumph for women's health and I don't think it's being given enough attention. Even though the changes should have been a long time in the coming (imo) it's good to see that there are finally some changes that are actually happening now.