Women and Health Reform
Ensuring the Health Care Needs of Women: 
Resources for Health Exchanges

Insurance Coverage and Affordability


Below find resources that provide information on the provisions of the Affordable Care Act that govern health care affordability issues and insurance coverage for women's health services.

RAND Corporation, Supporting Comprehensive Healthcare for Women Makes Dollars, and Sense, September 2012


National Women's Law Center, Women’s Health Coverage Improved in 2011, September 2012


Guttmacher Institute, Policy Brief: Insurance Coverage of Contraceptives, October 2012


Kaiser Family Foundation, Policy Insights: Transparency and Complexity August 2012


Kaiser Family Foundation, Issue Brief: Impact of Health Reform on Women’s Access to Coverage and Care, April 2012


National Women's Law Center, Contraceptive Coverage “Accommodation” of Religiously-Affiliated Employers, March 2012


National Partnership for Women and Families, Why the ACA Matters for Women: Coverage of Women’s Preventive Services, Including Contraception, March 2012


National Partnership for Women and Families, Why the ACA Matters for Women: Expanding Medicaid Family Planning Services, March 2012


National Partnership for Women and Families, Why the ACA Matters for Women:  Improving Health Coverage for Lower-Income Women, March 2012


National Partnership for Women and Families, Why the ACA Matters for Women: Expanding Affordability and Choice in the Marketplace, March 2012


National Partnership for Women and Families, Why the ACA Matters for Women: Expanding Access to Health Insurance, March 2012


National Women's Law Center, Fact Sheet: Covering Prescription Contraceptives in Employee Health Plans: How This Coverage Saves Money, February 2012


Kaiser Family Foundation, Fact Sheet: Women’s Health Insurance, December 2011


Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology, Women and Health Reform: How National Health Care Can Enhance Coverage, Affordability and Access for Women, October 2011


Kaiser Family Foundation, Fact Sheet: Preventive Services Covered by Private Health Plans under the ACA, September 2011