Tele-Town Hall on Women’s Preventive Health TOMORROW!

Posted July, 31 2012 by arianne

For many women, the fight for insurance coverage of women’s preventive health services has been a very long one.

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:

 **Please note that this call is not for press purposes**