For too many families in the U.S., a new child or illness means economic insecurity at just the time when they are most vulnerable.
Affordable Care Act is an historic advance for women and the most important advance in nearly 40 years. The Affordable Care Act protects the lives and health of millions of women and their families each year and makes our nation stronger and healthier. This is what women will gain from the full implementation of the… [Continue Reading]
Medicare is the nation’s health insurance program for 45 million Americans age 65 and older and younger adults with permanent disabilities. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, more than half (56%) of all Medicare beneficiaries are women, and among the very old (85 and older) 70% are women. And because women are more likely to… [Continue Reading]
Medicaid is a critical health care program which provides health care for over 80 million Americans, including a large portion of all nursing home and long-term care expenses. Only about 32% of all Medicaid dollars go to low-income dependent children and their parents, and low-income pregnant women. The remainder, nearly 70 percent of all Medicaid… [Continue Reading]