Women have a lot to gain if health reform legislation passes. Protections mentioned in the article include:
- Guaranteed maternity care
- Elimination of higher insurance premiums for women
- Protection from being denied coverage due to “pre-existing conditions” like cesarean section or domestic violence
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) shared his perspective on just how monumental health care reform would be for women:
"Brown described the elimination of gender discrimination in health care as an historic advance comparable to landmark legislation prohibiting unequal treatment between men and women in employment, education and sports."Do you know what’s in health care reform legislation for women? Learn more in an update from ACNM Federal Lobbyist Patrick Cooney or listen to his audiocast.