Health Care

Health Care

Everyone deserves access to affordable health care that meets their needs.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped 20 million Americans get coverage, made insurance more affordable for millions, and ended the discriminatory practice of refusing coverage for people with preexisting conditions and charging women more for insurance. Under the ACA, Americans also have expanded access to birth control, maternity coverage, mental health services, and prescription drug coverage. 

But health care is still unaffordable for too many Americans and health care costs are skyrocketing for everyone. Women are especially hard hit. Women of reproductive age have health costs that are 66% higher than men. Out-of-pocket spending on health care has been most on the rise for those who are younger, lower income, and female. 

There are many additional burdens people face in accessing quality health care. Because of systemic racism, people of color are more likely to face barriers to financial security — making health care even harder to afford. They also face discrimination rooted in provider and system bias. For undocumented people, they often forgo necessary medical care for fear of deportation. For LGBTQ people, the added barriers of homophobia and transphobia can result in medical discrimination, financial constraints that bar access to private insurance, trouble finding a culturally competent provider, and even violence at the hands of medical professionals. The inequity couldn’t be more stark.

The Trump-Pence administration has only made it worse — passing laws and policies that will result of millions losing insurance coverage and insurance premiums going up even higher. The administration has also attacked the Medicaid program, the health insurance program for 1 in 5 Americans — the majority of whom are women. 

We must increase access to health care and eliminate health inequities.

Around 28 million people still don’t have health insurance.

Source

Almost two-thirds of those who could lose Medicaid coverage due to work requirements are women.

Source

What can
you do?

Here are a few things you can do right now.

sign & share the manifesto

Learn more about advocating for your healthcare with NFPRHA, Sister Song, and PlannedParenthood.org.

Health Care

Everyone deserves access to affordable health care that meets their needs.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped 20 million Americans get coverage, made insurance more affordable for millions, and ended the discriminatory practice of refusing coverage for people with preexisting conditions and charging women more for insurance. Under the ACA, Americans also have expanded access to birth control, maternity coverage, mental health services, and prescription drug coverage. 

But health care is still unaffordable for too many Americans and health care costs are skyrocketing for everyone. Women are especially hard hit. Women of reproductive age have health costs that are 66% higher than men. Out-of-pocket spending on health care has been most on the rise for those who are younger, lower income, and female. 

There are many additional burdens people face in accessing quality health care. Because of systemic racism, people of color are more likely to face barriers to financial security — making health care even harder to afford. They also face discrimination rooted in provider and system bias. For undocumented people, they often forgo necessary medical care for fear of deportation. For LGBTQ people, the added barriers of homophobia and transphobia can result in medical discrimination, financial constraints that bar access to private insurance, trouble finding a culturally competent provider, and even violence at the hands of medical professionals. The inequity couldn’t be more stark.

The Trump-Pence administration has only made it worse — passing laws and policies that will result of millions losing insurance coverage and insurance premiums going up even higher. The administration has also attacked the Medicaid program, the health insurance program for 1 in 5 Americans — the majority of whom are women. 

We must increase access to health care and eliminate health inequities.

Around 28 million people still don’t have health insurance.

Source

Almost two-thirds of those who could lose Medicaid coverage due to work requirements are women.

Source

What can
you do?

Here are a few things you can do right now.

sign & share the manifesto

Learn more about advocating for your healthcare with NFPRHA, Sister Song, and PlannedParenthood.org.

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