In an op-ed for the Hill, BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella breaks down how the American Health Care Act (ACHA), legislation currently making its way through Washington, would harm survivors of sexual violence.
Excerpt: "We also know that groups of people who experience significant health care disparities, such as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, and Black and Latino people, will be among those who risk losing the most if the [Affordable Care Act] is repealed. To that list, we must add survivors of sexual violence. Before passage of the ACA in 2010, sexual assault survivors who had sought medical care for their injuries could be denied health insurance coverage at a later date. The reason? Health insurers often categorized rape as a pre-existing health condition."
Read "Health 'reform' will make sexual assault survivors sick" on the Hill website.