By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Women are often the health care decision-makers in their families and communities. They stretch and re-work their family budgets to pay doctors’ bills. Before the Affordable Care Act, some women put their dream careers on hold to take jobs just for the health benefits. Others struggled to pay for basic preventive care.
But now the Affordable Care Act is working to empower women to take control of their health and budgets by making quality health insurance more affordable and accessible through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
The ability to get affordable, quality coverage is changing the lives of women across the United States. Women like Betsy Furler, a health care professional and a mom in Houston, whose family couldn’t find affordable health insurance. Sometimes her family couldn’t get any insurance at all because of family members who had pre-existing conditions. Betsy used to take jobs just for the health benefits, while working to establish her own speech therapy business.