Here’s What GOP Bill Would (And Wouldn’t) Change For Women’s Health Care

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., explains the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act during his weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday.

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., explains the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act during his weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday.

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The Affordable Care Act changed women’s health care in some big ways: It stopped insurance companies from charging women extra, forced insurers to cover maternity care and contraceptives and allowed many women to get those contraceptives (as well as a variety of preventive services, like Pap smears and mammograms) at zero cost.

Now Republicans have the opportunity to repeal that law, also known as Obamacare. But that doesn’t mean all those things will go away. In fact, many will remain.

Confused? Here’s a rundown of how this bill would change some women-specific areas of health care, what it wouldn’t change, and what we don’t know so far.

What would change:

Abortion coverage

There are

Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/03/10/519461271/heres-what-the-gop-bill-would-and-wouldnt-change-for-womens-healthcare?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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