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Raising Women’s Voices (RWV) is a national initiative working to make sure women’s voices are heard and women’s concerns are addressed as policymakers put the health care law into action. We believe women are grassroots experts in what is wrong with the current health system and what it takes to fix it because of our roles as arrangers of health care for our families.

Millions of women across the United States have gained affordable health coverage through the new insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act. As a result, the proportion of adult women who are uninsured has been cut in half. Moreover, women have gained significant new coverage benefits, such as contraception with co-pays, and protections against discrimination.  Other policy wins for women have included guaranteed maternity coverage, protections against being charged more than men for the same policy and prohibitions on denying coverage for “pre-existing conditions,” such as having had a Cesarean section delivery or having been a victim of sexual assault.

Raising Women’s Voices is proud of our role in helping achieve these significant gains for women’s health. We are doing everything in our power to protect our health coverage from attempts  to repeal, replace or sabotage the Affordable Care Act.

The Affordable Care Act is still the law! We encourage women, LGBTQ people and families to enroll in coverage during Open Enrollment Period 5, which goes from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15 in most states (longer in some states).