Report: 30M American women to benefit from health reform lawNews added by ProWEB Media on August 2, 2010
Gary Linnell

ProWEB Media

Joined: December 27, 2005

Approximately 30 million women will benefit from the new health care reform law over the next 10 years, according to a recent report from The Commonwealth Fund.

The report says that the law will serve to stabilize or even reverse women's growing exposure to increasing health costs by subsidizing health insurance for approximately 15 million women who currently have no health insurance coverage, and by strengthening existing coverage for an additional 14.5 million women who are underinsured.

The authors found that provisions pertaining to women include expanded eligibility for Medicaid; provision of subsidies to purchase health insurance; limiting out-of-pocket expenses; preventing insurance providers from charging higher premiums or turning down coverage based on gender or health status; and mandatory new plans to cover pregnancy, childbirth and newborn care.

In addition, the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance plan (PCIP) is a key provision that will aid approximately 100,000 currently uninsured women with pre-existing conditions in getting provision coverage.
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