47 Million Women Will Be Directly Impacted By The Affordable Care Act
On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act which will directly impact the 129 million people with pre-existing conditions and millions of middle class families who will have the security of affordable health coverage. Of particular importance to us, is the impact that the health care law will have on women. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 47 million women will have access to eight additional preventive health care services at no out-of-pocket cost beginning August 1, 2011, which include well woman visits; gestational diabetes screenings; breastfeeding support; HPV DNA testing; domestic and interpersonal violence screenings; FDA approved contraceptive methods; STD counseling; and HIV screening. Women will have greater control over their own health care through lower costs; greater choices, and quality, affordable health care.
The health care law is also making it easier for women to get the services we need to stay healthy throughout all life stages with a stronger MEDICARE program. Older women often need more health care than older men do because we live longer and we are more likely to suffer from chronic conditions; lower Social Security and pension benefits, therefore spending more of our income on out-of-pocket health care expenses.
See how the new Affordable Care Act can change your life by making primary and preventive care more affordable! For more information visit: http://www.healthcare.gov/law.