We don’t want to go backwards. Repealing the Affordable Care Act or changing the Medicaid program puts millions of women at risk. Where you live makes all the difference—Washington State has laws that protect domestic violence survivors who need to take time off from work and support access to health care, reproductive health care and birth control. But many states don’t.
The National Women’s Law Center has state by state information that shows what women overall—and especially women of color—have at risk across the country. Between 2013 and 2015, 5.1 million women of color gained insurance coverage. If you want to take action to protect domestic violence survivors’ healthcare, go to the Futures Without Violence Urgent Action page.