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.