Since the election of a President who has pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with the help of a willing majority in Congress, women and families have been asking ourselves: “What if I lose coverage?”
The answers are disturbing: A return to high out-of-pocket costs for birth control and other women’s preventive services. No more guaranteed coverage of maternity care. Women left without coverage for cancer treatment. More medical bankruptcies that threaten our families.
Everyone with health insurance will be affected if this happens – whether covered through employers, a private health plan purchase on an ACA marketplace or health insurance made possible through the ACA’s Medicaid expansion. Women have a lot to lose, whether it’s in their own health coverage, or coverage for their families. Not only will coverage for services like maternity care and contraceptive coverage with no copays be lost but we could also lose the