(Reposted from National Journal 5.11.11)
As the health care reform package took shape on Capitol Hill, some touted the positive effect it would have on women’s health needs. Turns out, they were right. Under the reform law, health coverage will expand to nearly all uninsured women, with protections to keep costs low, according to a Commonwealth Fund report out Wednesday. An estimated 27 million women, ages 19-64, were uninsured for all or part of 2010, the report states.