BY JESSICA ARONS
Today’s historic Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, is a tremendous victory for millions of Americans, and perhaps most of all for women. By upholding the health reform law, the Supreme Court will allow significant reforms to our health insurance system to be fully implemented, helping to keep health care costs down and protecting Americans from the health insurance industry’s worst abuses.
Here are the top 5 ways Obamacare helps women:
1. Women will no longer be denied insurance coverage for gender-related reasons. In today’s insurance market, it is common for insurers to refuse to cover women because of gender-based “pre-existing conditions,” such as having had a Cesarean section or being the victim of domestic violence or sexual assault. Thankfully, this practice will be outlawed under Obamacare in 2014. In the meantime, adults with pre-existing conditions who have been uninsured for at least six months can purchase affordable coverage through temporary Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plans.
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