It is National Women’s Health Week– and groups around the nation are taking a moment to recognize the importance of women’s health, and the impact the Affordable Care Act has had in advancing and improving women’s health.
The League is pleased that the Blunt Amendment was defeated earlier today by a vote of 51-48. This amendment was about discrimination based on sex and nothing else. The League is disappointed that so many Senators failed to support preventative health care for women. Congress should not be playing politics with a woman's access to contraception. We remain concerned that ill-defined "religious and moral" objections will continue to be proposed as a means of discriminating against women.
The League asked Senators to oppose an amendment to an upcoming Transportation bill that that would limit access to contraceptive services for women if any employer or insurance plan has a “religious or moral objection.”
Last night's vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the comprehensive health care law passed by Congress in 2010, was a step backwards in dealing with America's health care crisis.
ACA’s transformational reforms provide universal health care for all Americans. Children will no longer be denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions, young adults can stay on their parents’ health plans as dependents until age 26, Medicare participants will have annual check-ups and mammograms, and many uninsured Americans will now have health care coverage.