Repealing the Affordable Care Act Would Jeopardize Women's Health

Healthcare For Low-Income Women

Women in the U.S. are 35 percent more likely to be poor than men, and 70 percent of the poor people in the nation are women and children. The ACA expanded Medicaid to include people making up to 138 of the poverty level, and it follows that that provision affects more women than men. Without the ACA, those women and their families might no longer have access to healthcare at all.

If Republicans succeed at repealing the ACA without having an effective replacement all set to go, chaos will surely follow as people struggle to maintain their coverage. This promises to cause some turmoil for the country as a whole, but for each person in need of healthcare who will be suddenly deprived of it, the problems will be so much bigger than that.

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