Women’s Health and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a set of new laws and regulations designed to make health care more affordable and accessible to Americans. It includes a variety of changes, including increased coverage for important preventive services and maternity care. This article examines some of the changes that women will benefit from under the new law.
Reduced likelihood of being uninsured before and after pregnancy
If you are expecting a baby, it’s a good idea to have health insurance coverage. This can help prevent the impact of preexisting conditions on your baby. Health insurance also helps provide you with access to health care and identify issues that may arise.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been conducting a study called PRAMS. It examines the health of women in selected states and helps to build support for health programs. The findings of this study can help policymakers and health practitioners to better address health issues facing pregnant women and new parents. Among other things, it found that one third of women who gave birth in 2009 lacked health insurance at some point.
This study also looked at the stability of health insurance before and after pregnancy. Pregnancy coverage can help to reduce the risk of exposure to preconception health risks, such as obesity.
Improved coverage for important preventive services and maternity care
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires private and group health plans to cover certain preventive services without cost sharing. These requirements are part of a broader …