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Fact Sheet
July 2012

Being a Woman Just Got a Little Easier: How the Affordable Care Act Benefits Women

The Affordable Care Act guarantees that women will be able to get affordable health insurance that covers the health services they need. Thanks to the health care law, women cannot be denied coverage or charged more because of their gender, they can now get preventive services with no out-of-pocket costs, and health plans must cover maternity services. The law also makes health insurance more affordable.

Learn more about all the ways the Affordable Care Act helps women and their families get the health care they need. And get state-level data on the number of women with pre-existing conditions who will be protected from coverage denials.