2017 Annual Conference at a glance

Defending the ACA and protecting women's health

By Stephanie Presch, Content Editor/Writer

As we organize against attempts by Congressional Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), we must remember how the ACA is improving the health and well-being of women—and Latinas in particular.

Before the ACA, 36% of Latinas ages 15-44 did not have insurance. That number fell by 11 percentage points in just two years after the ACA was passed.

And the ACA has provided life-saving access to preventive care procedures such as cervical cancer screenings, immunizations, and prenatal care, as well as screenings for gestational diabetes and folic acid supplements.

The current GOP plan to repeal it is a direct assault on these gains and threatens the health of the more than 22 million Americans who stand to lose their coverage.

At the Advancing Women's Health workshop at the 2017 NCLR Annual Conference, you'll delve deeper into the current challenges that exist for women’s health, and learn about solutions aimed at addressing the unique health needs faced by Hispanic women.

See all that the 2017 Annual Conference has to offer here.