Statement by Ms. Foundation President and CEO Anika Rahman on Urgency in Implementing Affordable Care Act

Mar 27, 2012, 15:27 ET from Ms. Foundation for Women

NEW YORK, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "As we celebrate the second anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, women face an increasingly more hostile political and cultural environment that makes full implementation of the law even more urgent.

"Opponents' vigorous attempts to repeal ACA could leave women without protections from discrimination in health care, perpetuating higher premiums, barriers to preventive care, and the practice of labeling pregnancy a pre-existing condition.

"With women's health care under attack in legislatures and courts across the country, it's critical that we hold states accountable for full implementation of ACA to eliminate disparities in access to high-quality health care."

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