The health care law’s reforms are historic for women. Insurance is now more affordable and comprehensive. And the law put an end to unfair practices like denying coverage due to pre-existing conditions and putting lifetime limits on coverage.

What’s at Stake Today

Before the health care law, insurance coverage often failed women. Insurance companies denied women coverage altogether or charged them more simply for being a woman. And insurance companies didn’t cover important women’s health services, like maternity care, prescription drugs, and lactation counseling. But now insurance companies are required to reform their practices to treat women equally. The trouble is, not all companies follow the law.

What Is NWLC Doing?

We closely monitor the implementation of the health care law ― making sure insurance companies are following the law and calling out problems to state and federal regulators. We also protect against attempts by politicians to undermine the important reforms that have done so much for women and their families.