Happy Birthday to the Affordable Care Act!
Justin Cohen is a staff member of the Communications department at NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Remember what it was like when insurance companies behaved like being a woman was a pre-existing condition? Fortunately those days are over! Today is the four-year anniversary of when pro-choice President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. This health care law is one of the biggest advancements for women's reproductive health in a generation. Thanks to the ACA, more than 30 million Americans will have access to affordable family-planning services, better access to contraception, and maternity care. Help us celebrate this milestone and get the word out about all the ways our lives have improved because of the ACA. Share our graphic on Facebook and show your support for this incredible piece of legislation that is benefiting women across the country. 27 million women now can access no-cost birth control using their insurance coverage. Who would argue with that, right? I'll tell you who: certain narrow-minded bosses who want to put their personal beliefs ahead of health care for employees - they'll stop at nothing to restrict women's access to contraceptive coverage. In fact, we're heading to the Supreme Court on Tuesday to defend the birth-control policy against these attacks. Bosses at Hobby Lobby and Conestoga believe it should be up to them whether to provide their employees birth control coverage. If these bosses win, they could possibly be empowered to deny any kind of health-care coverage for any reason! Employees should not be held at the mercy of their bosses. So we're teaming up with more than 40 women's health groups and progressive allies, and 40 religious groups to say that birth control is not my boss's business. If you can, join us in front of the Supreme Court on Tuesday to show that a decision in favor of these bosses would be completely out of touch with most Americans. We will be meeting in front of the Supreme Court at 8:30 a.m. You can RSVP today! Follow our hashtag #NotMyBossBusiness to stay up to speed if you can't join us in person. We know that when women have control over their own health care, they're empowered to make essential decisions about their families and their futures. That's why we're going to continue to fight every day for women's access to comprehensive reproductive-health care. Happy birthday, ACA!