Health insurance coverage is key to women’s well-being and economic stability. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as “Obamacare”) millions of women, including working women, who did not have health insurance before are now able to get coverage through Medicaid. Medicaid coverage is important to enrollees’ access to care, overall health, and economic security, yet the program is under threat.

Recent Census data show that if Medicaid expansion is repealed or changes are made to the Medicaid program, women with Medicaid, including working women, have a lot to lose in every state across the country.

  • Affordable Care Act repeal and changes to the Medicaid program threaten the health and economic security of 3.9 million women, including 2.3 million working women, who recently gained Medicaid coverage.
  • ACA repeal or changes to Medicaid pose a threat to the 3.9 million women ages 18–64 who gained Medicaid coverage (a growth of 29% nationally), between 2013–2015.
  • ACA repeal or changes to Medicaid puts in jeopardy 2.3 million working women ages 18–64 who gained Medicaid coverage (a growth of 54% nationally) between 2013–2015.
Find information below for your state on how many women overall and working women, ages 18–64 stand to lose Medicaid coverage.


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