Interactive Session - Health Disparities Special Interest Group - Healthcare Reform: Is it Good Medicine for All Women?
Time:1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Location:Room 5 - San Diego Convention Center
Gloria Richard-Davis, M.D. (Chair), Meharry Medical College
David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., University of Florida
Sandra A. Carson, M.D., Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
Healthcare Reform: Is it Good Medicine for All Women?
Needs Assessment and Description
Under the 2010 United States’ Affordable Care Act (ACA)
45.1 million women–including 20.4 million with private
insurance and 24.7 million with Medicare–can receive
recommended preventive services with no cost-sharing.
Over 19 million women ages 18-64 in the United States are
uninsured. Of the 19 million women who are uninsured
today, just over half will qualify for Medicaid and just
over one-third will qualify for coverage and subsidy
assistance through the healthcare exchange. The ACA
offers additional services specific to women. Several social
determinants make women more likely to be uninsured or
underinsured. Women are more likely to be low-income,
they earn less than men for the same work and they
are more likely to report costs as a barrier to care. ACA
preventive benefits and the broad list of benefits are
important to women because they are particularly sensitive
to the impact of costs on access to care. This live course
will enable healthcare providers to understand what these
changes mean to their practice of medicine in order to
provide better care to women.
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able
- Discuss the impact of ACA on women’s health.
- Identify key elements included or not included in ACA.
- Discuss specific issues related to reproductive health.
Which of the following is a current or future element of the
Affordable Care Act?
- Human papillomavirus DNA testing for all women without
- Preventive services including well-woman visits and
contraception covered without cost sharing.
- Pre-existing condition exemption for private health
- Full coverage of insurance premiums beginning in 2014.