But, thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), women will no longer need to worry about getting much of the preventive health care they need because of the costs associated.
A new provision in the ACA is scheduled to go into effect starting tomorrow, August 1st, which requires all new health plans will have to cover the following services without co-pays or deductibles:
- Well-woman visits
- Gestational diabetes screening
- HPV DNA testing
- STI counseling, and HIV screening and counseling
- Contraception and contraceptive counseling
- Breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling
- Domestic violence screening
To kick off the event tomorrow, Senator Mark Begich (D-AK), Chairman of the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and other Democratic Senators will be hosting a Tele-Town Hall on the new free preventive services for women under the ACA.
The call will be held tommorrow, Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. ET.
For dial-in information, please RSVP to: https://democrats.senate.gov/steering/tele-town-hall-on-free-preventive-services-for-women/
**Please note that this call is not for press purposes**