By the Numbers: How Does Our Current Health Care System Support Women’s Health?

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:

9.5 million

The number of women covered under the current law, who weren’t previously covered.

55 million

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
  • contraception

$1.4 billion

The amount of money women have saved in out-of-pocket costs each year for approved contraceptive options.

Zero

The number of women who can be legally discriminated against by health insurers and hospitals–just for being women.

 

Call your senator now to make sure women and families can keep their care.

 

Learn more about how the ACA repeal hurts women.