ACA & Women

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Pregnancy & The ACA

The ACA has done many amazing things for women and their families, but there is one major problem that is getting lots of attention: when a woman gets pregnant she is qualified to enroll in The Marketplace under the special enrollment period -but only when her baby is born. This leaves the mother responsible for … Continue reading

The Lowdown on Special Enrollment Periods

Some of you may be getting an abundance of emails saying, “You may qualify for the special enrollment period, find out today!” This is the blog to break down what those are, what they mean, and if you really do qualify! A special enrollment period is a time outside of the specified time to enroll … Continue reading

Shout-out to the ACA – Happy Birthday Edition

The ACA is officially 5 years old, so I thought I would take the time to look back on all the good the ACA has brought! #1) The ACA has helped get more than 16.4 MILLION people insured #2) Being a woman is no longer a pre-existing condition (ban of denying a person insurance based … Continue reading

King v Burwell: What is at Stake?

The ACA has benefited so many people, helping to get more (11.4 million specifically) of America covered with health insurance, yet the attacks on this health care reform law continue. The latest: the King vs Burwell case. This case is focused on the tax credits low-income people and families receive from the IRS to help … Continue reading

“Should I Enroll in the Marketplace?” and other resources

Eligibility requirements for the Marketplace are confusing, so we’ve put together a handy chart to walk you through it!  Share it with others who aren’t as familiar with the specifics of the law so that when October 1 comes, women know their options. In addition, last week our national partner – Raising Women’s Voices – … Continue reading

Pledge to Enroll Today!

The Marketplace is opening in 2 months, and here at the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health and Raising Wisconsin Women’s Voices, we want to make sure that women have all the facts before that day happens. Therefore, subscribe and stay tuned to the RWWV blog and pledge to enroll today for timely reminders and updates. … Continue reading

Premium Sticker Shocks: Good News for Women?

Recent headlines are claiming that when the Marketplaces (also known as “exchanges”) begin operating this January, the costs of insurance premiums will rise exponentially.  Estimates have been anywhere from 25-40%, but in actuality it is quite probable that the effects of the ACA on the overall cost of health care (especially for women) will be … Continue reading

“It’s not a 401(k) or free coffee on Fridays.”

Contraception should not be an optional benefit for women.  Access to affordable (with no co-pay) contraception in health insurance is mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and while a woman having control over her own reproduction may seem to many as a right owed to any autonomous being, this right is still being disputed … Continue reading

Happy Mother’s Day – Governor, fix the budget glitch that hurts women

(Originally published by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on May 11, 2013).  Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed state budget contains an unfortunate surprise for pregnant women in Wisconsin. I’m personally alarmed by this as a women’s health advocate and as someone who recently gave birth to my second child. The governor’s budget bill contains a provision that … Continue reading

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