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Report: Women Unaware Of Health Law’s Benefits; Obstacles To Care Remain

The study from the Kaiser Family Foundation also found that one in five women were uninsured late in 2013 and that structural barriers to getting care remain.

Politico Pro: Report Assesses Women’s Access To Health Care Under ACA
While the Affordable Care Act will expand women’s access to health care and help with the cost of that, several structural obstacles to obtaining care remain, according to a report released Thursday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The report provides a baseline look at the state of women’s access to health care in the early stages of the law’s implementation. In the fall and early winter of 2013, about one in five women ages 18-64 was uninsured, Kaiser found. Most women with coverage obtained it through employer-sponsored health plans (Villacorta, 5/15).

Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Survey: Many Women Unaware How Health Law Benefits Them
A large number of women face significant barriers to health care, and while the health law will likely help them get services, some are unaware of the benefits already in effect, according to a new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation Intended as a baseline to measure the future impact of the law, the findings identified several key issues (Gillespie, 5/15).

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