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Family Violence Prevention and Services and the Affordable Care Act

Published: December 12, 2013
Audience:
Family Violence Prevention and Services (FVPSA)
Topics:
Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA)
Types:
fact sheet
Tags:
Health Care & Domestic Violence

In 2011 and 2012, 71 million Americans with private health insurance gained access to preventive services with no cost sharing through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). By making insurance affordable and easier to obtain, the Affordable Care Act allows survivors of domestic violence access to services to treat chronic health conditions often associated with abuse, and referrals to resources to prevent further violence.