The Huge Benefits of Health Reform for American Women

Amy Fried, University of Maine

The Affordable Care Act benefits all women, as SSN scholar Amy Fried details. Insurers can no longer charge them more; Medicare improves; and every woman will be able to obtain insurance – except in Republican states that refuse to expand Medicaid.

Read the full brief detailing women's stake in health reform. Author Amy Fried teaches at the University of Maine and writes regularly for the Bangor Daily News. She is the co-director of the Maine chapter of the Scholars Strategy Network.

SSN scholars are closely tracking the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. For briefs and OpEds explaining health reform and exploring the politics of implementation nationally and in many U.S. states, click here. SSN scholars also maintain a running blog featuring important news articles and reports about the ongoing progress of health reform implementation, with attention to issues of Affordability, New Access, Insurance Protections, and Economic Impacts.

March 2014