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Survey shows shutdown impact on women

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(WMC-TV) - A new survey shows the impact the government shutdown is having on women.

The SheSpeaks/Lippe Taylor Affordable Care Act: Impact On Women Survey revealed not only are women confused by the health care, but many do not think this will benefit their families.

The Lippe Taylor's CEO is surprised by the results.

"While I am not surprised that women are confused, I find it remarkable that many are unaware that important women's health services, previously not covered by insurance, will now be included under the Affordable Care Act," said Maureen Lippe.

Over 1,000 women were assessed for this survey.

Here are a few statistics from the survey:

    Confusing and Not Helpful

  • 50% of women believe the Affordable Health Care Act is confusing and only 22% believe that it is a "helpful benefit for my family."
  • Women are baffled by health insurance. More women say they understand finances/balancing their budget (58%) and how to talk to the opposite sex (24%) than understand their health insurance and what's covered (only 16%).

   Bracing for Impact

  • 80% of women are concerned about the impact to their personal health care. Of those, 43% think the impact will be negative.

   Lack of awareness among young women

  • Only 34% of women under 30 have ever heard of the Affordable Care Act.

   Aware, But Unaware

  • Although 97% of women have heard of this new act, only 30% are aware of when the healthcare exchange opens up.

   Equal and Deep Concerns Among Insured and Uninsured

  • Women with and without healthcare have similar concerns about it. Both believe their healthcare costs may increase (58% and 53% respectively) and that their taxes may increase (47% and 41% respectively).

For more information on the survey, click here: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/research-shows-women

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