Eight Ways Young Women Benefit From Obamacare

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  • Eight Ways Young Women Benefit From Obamacare
  • You Can Stay on Your Parents' Health Policy Until You Turn 26
  • You’re Entitled to Free Preventive Care, Including Birth Control
  • You May Be Eligible for Government Discounts on Insurance
  • You’ll Have Maternity Coverage, No Matter What
  • You Can’t Be Charged More Than a Guy
  • You Can’t Be Rejected for Having a “Pre-Existing Condition”
  • If You Are an Individual Who Makes Under $16,000 a Year…
  • If You're a Breastfeeding Mom…
  • One Final Note

Eight Ways Young Women Benefit From Obamacare

You've heard people arguing about Obamacare (officially known as the Affordable Care Act or ACA) for months ... but you may have tuned it all out, because it's all so confusing and you don’t even know how — or if — it affects you. But starting in 2014, the law will require most people to buy insurance or risk paying a $95 fine, so now is the time to pay attention. And the fact is, you may discover that there are lots of benefits you'll be able to take advantage of that you couldn't before. Here's a quick list of what's great about the ACA, especially for young women. — Reporting and writing by Phil Galewitz/ Kaiser Health News 

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