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[IWS] KFF: WOMEN AND HEALTH CARE IN THE EARLY YEARS OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: KEY FINDINGS FROM THE 2013 KAISER WOMEN'S HEALTH SURVEY [15 May 2014]
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Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)
Women and Health Care in the Early Years of the Affordable Care Act
Key Findings from the 2013 Kaiser Women’s Health Survey [15 May 2014]
Prepared by: Alina Salganicoff, Usha Ranji, Adara Beamesderfer, and Nisha Kurani
[full-text, 49 pages]
This report addresses a wide range of topics that are at the heart of women’s health care and changes that women may experience as a result of the ACA. It also highlights differences for uninsured, low-income, and minority women–groups of women that have been historically underserved –which is especially important in light of the characteristics of women in the U.S. today. Nearly one in three women ages 18 to 64 live in households that are below 200% of the federal poverty level (FPL) which was $19,530 for a family of three in 2013. One in three women identify as racial and ethnic minorities (13% Black, 14% Hispanic, and 9% Asian or Other) and half are in their childbearing years. A sizable minority of women also report that their health is fair or poor (15%) and over four in ten have a health condition that requires monitoring and treatment (43%). For these women in particular, access to health care is an essential and ongoing concern. Survey findings are discussed in the full report.
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