A new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) examines the positive impact the Affordable Care Act has had for women and the consequences that might follow if the Supreme Court were to overturn the law.
The Supreme Court should not overturn the law both because Obamacare is clearly constitutional and it would disrupt the entire U.S. health care system. Opponents of the law seem to have ignored the law’s profound impact on women. Here is a rundown from CAP:
While the full report is a must-read, it is important to point out some of the benefits of Obamacare that women would lose immediately if the law was overturned:
- Plans could no longer cover no-cost preventive care.
- Coverage for contraception would no longer be required.
- Maternity care wouldn’t be required to be covered under individual plans.
- Women would continue to pay $1 billion more than men each year for the same coverage.
- Women under 26 would lose coverage under their parents’ health care plans.