According to the Department of Health and Human Services, an estimated 27 million women are currently benefiting from Obamacare’s no-cost services — coverage that now includes contraceptive care, HPV vaccinations, mammograms, STD screening, and domestic violence counseling. Some women’s plans may have already covered those things, but many didn’t before the health law required them to do so. Thanks to Obamacare, 41 percent of all workers got an expanded pool of affordable benefits through their employer-sponsored insurance.
This is especially important as state legislatures across the country move to defund clinics such as Planned Parenthood in the name of “women’s safety.”
Obamacare is a lifeline, but not everyone is insured. That too will improve as state health insurance exchanges come online in the coming months and begin offering affordable and subsidized health insurance plans.