Help us ensure women’s health and well-being, regardless of race, background, or economic status.
The Status of Women In The States ranks Florida as #32 in the country in health and well-being. Women are at special risk of specific health conditions, such as depression and exposure to intimate partner violence, and typically incur greater health care costs than men. Low-income women and women of color are especially likely to experience poor health outcomes.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) made important new steps forward for women’s health. This infographic shows the benefits women gained from the passage of the ACA. Most notably:
- 47 million women in the US now have access to guaranteed preventive health services, including mammograms, well-woman visits, screenings, breastfeeding support, and much more.
- These services are offered with no cost sharing, such as co-pays, deductibles, or co-insurance.
- 1.3 million Floridians gained health coverage under the ACA— more than any state using the federally run marketplace.
- Millions of women have gained access to birth control with no copay on top of existing coverage.
But we still have work to do. In Tallahassee, the legislature is divided about whether to accept the $50 billion in federal funds by expanding Medicaid, which would provide coverage to 850,000 more Floridians. Without expansion, the federal government may cut off as much as $2.1 billion that helps hospitals care for the uninsured.
There is still work to do, and The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade is committed to making that work happen. Through advocacy, action, and education, we seek to protect women’s health and rights, including access to reproductive services, regardless of their race, their background, or their economic status.