What if I Lose My Coverage


It’s no longer just a far-fetched idea that Congress and the President could repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In fact, President-elect Trump and the anti-ACA majority in Congress have pledged to do exactly that soon after the inauguration in late January.

What’s at stake for women and our families? A lot! Millions of women and families will be affected if the ACA is repealed. Fact sheets on the Raising Women’s Voices website outline who could lose coverage:

  • Women could lose free coverage of preventive services, such as birth control and annual well-woman exams, whether they get insurance from their employers or through the ACA marketplaces.
  • Women who have been able to buy private health plans through the ACA marketplaces could lose the subsidies (tax credits) that have helped make their monthly premiums much lower.
  • Women who have gained free or low-cost health coverage through Medicaid expansion could lose it.
  • OIder women could lose the gains in Medicare coverage the ACA made possible, such as free preventive care (such as mammograms and annual checkups) and the closing of the prescription drug “donut hole.”
How can you raise your voice about what losing coverage would mean to you?Raising Women’s Voices and the Ms. Foundation for Women are partnering to launch a social media campaign that will make visible the consequences of losing our coverage. We’ve made it simple for you to join:
  • On Facebook: Using the hashtag #IfILoseCoverage, you can describe in greater detail what the consequences would be for you and your family members.
  • On both Facebook and Twitter: You can amplify your message online by changing your profile pictures to include the campaign hashtag #IfILoseCoverage. It just takes two easy steps. Go to the campaign Twibbon page here.
  • By submitting your answer to “What if I lose coverage?” to our story-gathering google form here.