Women's Health Policy

The Affordable Care Act
Learn more about how the Affordable Care Act affects women’s health.

Health Reform: What’s in it for Women
This fact sheet from the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) discusses the specific parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that apply to women. It covers the Medicaid expansion, insurance exchanges and subsidies, insurance market reforms, temporary high risk pools, extended coverage for young adults on parent’s plans, essential benefits package, preventive care, and family planning.

Reproductive Health Care Policy for Women in the United States
This tutorial, developed by the Kaiser Family Foundation, discusses major trends in reproductive health; coverage, access, and financing; and health reform.

What You Need to Know About the Break Time for Nursing Mothers Law
The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) has published a new resource to help breastfeeding employees understand their rights in the workplace. This guide combines information from all federal sources addressing the law into a user-friendly online guide. This resource was developed in response to real questions from families and employers from across the nation, integrating feedback from target audience reviewers to ensure the content is comprehensive and accessible.

Who Will be Covered for What in 2014?
This fact sheet from the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is an overview of projected public and private insurance coverage and essential health benefits for maternal and child health populations under the Affordable Care Act.

Women’s Health Quiz
Test your knowledge of women’s health coverage and the effect of the Affordable Care Act on women with this ten-question quiz from the Kaiser Family Foundation.