Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Women, Take Note

Today is an important day for women's health!!! Because of President Obama's Affordable Care Act, women will have opportunities for expanded medical services.

..On August 1, 2011, HHS adopted additional Guidelines for Women’s Preventive Services – including well-woman visits, support for breastfeeding equipment, contraception, and domestic violence screening and counseling – that will be covered without cost sharing in new health plans starting in August 2012. The guidelines were recommended by the independent Institute of Medicine (IOM) and based on scientific evidence.

Beginning on Aug. 1, about 47 million women will now have guaranteed access to additional preventive services without paying more at the doctor’s office for policies renewing on or after August 1, 2012.

Under the law, many private plans also must cover regular well-baby and well-child visits without cost sharing. With the addition of these new benefits, the Affordable Care Act continues to make wellness and prevention services affordable and accessible for more and more Americans....

Women should keep in mind that the biggest problem they might face is having Mitt Romney in the White House.  Romney has vowed that if he is elected, he would work to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  Why are Romney, Boehner, Cantor, and Republicans so concerned with our vaginas and uteruses?  The Republicans talk about freedom, except they don't want you to have it.