Fact Sheet: Impact of ACA Repeal on Women

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By Andrea Flynn |

In 2010, the year President
Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law, nearly
50 million individuals in the United States
were uninsured—more than 16 percent
of the total population. Since then, the ACA has extended care to more than 20 million Americans.

ACA repeal would hurt millions of people who now have access to health insurance thanks to the policy. However, ACA repeal would hurt some populations more than others. In this brief, we focus on the effects on women, and in particular women of color.

The women who stand to lose the most are those who are already hurt by economic inequality and the revolving door between poverty, a lack of access to health care, and poor health.

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Andrea Flynn is a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, where she researches and writes about issues that impact women and families. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Republic, Cosmopolitan, Salon, The Hill, and Women’s eNews. You can follow Andrea on Twitter @dreaflynn.