Presentation: The impact of the ACA on MCH

Women of childbearing age tend to be uninsured at a higher rate than other segments of the population, but with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) they will be one of the biggest beneficiaries of changes to the health insurance landscape.

Florida CHAIN, an advocacy organization aimed at improving access to healthcare in the state, summarizing the impact of the ACA on maternal and child health: The Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Maternal and Child Health.

Women age 15-44 years old have the highest uninsured rates in the state. Nearly one-third of women who gave birth in 2010 had no health care coverage prior to their pregnancy.

The state Medicaid program pays for nearly half of all births in the state. Currently, Medicaid provides coverage for uninsured pregnant women with incomes up to 185 of the federal poverty level.