As millions of people march this weekend to support the rights, safety, and health of women and families, Congress has already begun to repeal our current health care law.
The truth is that the Affordable Care Act, or the ACA, provides critical health services for women and families—all of which are at risk.
Here’s a look at how our health care supports women and families by the numbers:
The number of women covered under the current law, who weren’t previously covered.
The number of women who now have access to free preventive care, including:
- screening and counseling for domestic and intimate partner violence
- screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections
- breast-feeding support and supplies
The amount of money women have saved in out-of-pocket costs each year for approved contraceptive options.
The number of women who can be legally discriminated against by health insurers and hospitals–just for being women.