142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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A divided country: State health reform split helps some women, frustrates others

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The first full year of Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation in 2014 has pulled back the curtain on a sharp divide between states that have created their own health marketplaces and expanded Medicaid, and states that are balking on cooperating with Obamacare. In states where political leaders are moving forward with the improvements the law makes possible, previously-uninsured women are gaining affordable coverage that meets their needs, while in states where ideological resistance is blocking progress, millions of uninsured women are being left behind. This panel will examine the “healthography” of ACA implementation when it comes to women and coverage for women’s health services.
Session Objectives: Describe how women are being harmed by the actions of political leaders in states that are resisting implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Describe the health gains for women living in states that are fully implementing the law; Discuss the how health insurance literacy efforts can support women in gaining the greatest benefits of the law available to them.

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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