Realizing Health Reform's Potential: Women and the Affordable Care Act of 2010

Publication date: 
July, 2010
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The Commonwealth Fund

The first in a series of reports examining how healthcare reform is expected to affect various populations, this issue brief from The Commonwealth Fund analyzes how, over the next decade, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is likely to stabilize and reverse women's growing exposure to healthcare costs. Up to 15 million women who now are uninsured could gain subsidized coverage under the law; in addition, 14.5 million insured women will benefit from provisions that improve coverage or reduce premiums.

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