Health Insurance

Rx for Change: Transgender Gender-Affirming Hormone Treatment

By Evita Almassi | Jun 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Rx for Change: Transgender Gender-Affirming Hormone Treatment

Our experiences and research tell us that the urgent message is that life-saving transgender health care needs to be available to more transgender people.

How Much Do Different Kinds of Birth Control Cost Without Insurance?

By NWHN Staff | Nov 17, 2017 | Comments Off on How Much Do Different Kinds of Birth Control Cost Without Insurance?

As I began my search, I realized just how disconnected from the reality of birth control prices I was. In my own life, discussions about starting prescription medication went hand-in-hand with discussions about insurance. I knew that the small co-pays I was making were not close to the prices these medications would be without insurance…but I didn’t know by how much.

The National Women’s Health Network Celebrates Senate’s Failure to Pass ACA Repeal

By Sarah Christopherson | Jul 28, 2017 | Comments Off on The National Women’s Health Network Celebrates Senate’s Failure to Pass ACA Repeal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Contact: Sarah Christopherson, schristopherson@nwhn.org or (202) 796-3065

Together We Did It! But the Fight Isn’t Over!

By NWHN Staff | Mar 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Together We Did It! But the Fight Isn’t Over!

Technical difficulties prevented us from reaching out last week to let you know we were fighting to save the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and celebrating its seventh anniversary as the biggest leap forward for women’s health in a generation.

The ACA Turns 7 Today! What Has It Meant for Women?

By Sarah Christopherson | Mar 23, 2017 | Comments Off on The ACA Turns 7 Today! What Has It Meant for Women?

The biggest leap forward for women’s health in a generation has “patient protection” at its core.

Why Insurance Doesn’t Work Like a Salad Bar

By Caila Brander | Mar 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Why Insurance Doesn’t Work Like a Salad Bar

One of the most controversial debates stemming from Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been over maternity coverage and who should pay for it. Under the ACA, coverage for maternity and newborn care—like mental health care, prescription drugs, and more—is part of the essential health benefits package that insurance companies must include in plans for individuals and small employers.

The Best Defense is a Good Offense: Get Tested!

By Shaniqua Seth | Mar 9, 2017 | Comments Off on The Best Defense is a Good Offense: Get Tested!

For 12 years, March 10 has been observed as National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). The CDC estimates that over 280,000 women are living with HIV and of those women, 11% don’t know they are infected.

A Repeal = Less Coverage, at More Cost. Tell Congress to Protect our Care!

By Shaniqua Seth | Jan 30, 2017 | Comments Off on A Repeal = Less Coverage, at More Cost. Tell Congress to Protect our Care!

Republican members of Congress met in Philadelphia this week for a pep talk with their new president, and top of the agenda was their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and gut women’s access to preventive care without copay, repeal protections against gender discrimination and pre-existing conditions, eliminate Medicaid expansion for millions of low-income women, and much more.

Should My Insurance Provider Cover My Emergency Contraception?

By Shaniqua Seth | Jan 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Should My Insurance Provider Cover My Emergency Contraception?

Insurance companies are not required to cover OTC contraceptives if your doctor does not prescribe them. As a result, if you buy Plan B without a prescription, you will have to pay full price.

What Will My New Health Insurance Cost Me?

By Shaniqua Seth | Nov 3, 2016 | Comments Off on What Will My New Health Insurance Cost Me?

What makes insurance under the marketplace affordable is the fact that you pay based on your expected household income. Statistics show that you are likely to save money and receive discounted insurance.