Good Wednesday 1 August, 2012. Thank you for listening to, and engaging in IDECLAIR MEDIA, THE IDECLAIR SHOW…
The vastly misunderstood, and under promoted ‘ Affordable Care Act’ gets a lot more understood, and promoted today, as many health care services for women are available with NO Copay as of today!
For millions of Women with insurance, many life saving, and money saving preventable care health services, as of today carry no co-pay.
People are beginning to understand the ‘Affordable Care Act,’ and liking what they see.
Of course Republicans who have been ridiculously wrong on politics and policy want to REPEAL the Affordable Care Act.
Thank you Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)!
“Senator Boxer Discusses New Preventive Health Care Benefits For Women”
Published on Jul 31, 2012 by SenatorBoxer
“Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) takes to the Senate floor to tout the new health benefits for women available under the Affordable Care Act.”
“Giving Women Control Over Their Health Care”
By Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
“Women deserve to have control over their health care. Aug. 1, 2012, ushers in a new day for women’s health when, for the first time ever, women will have access to eight new services at no out-of-pocket cost to keep them healthier and to catch potentially serious conditions at an earlier, more treatable stage. This benefit will take effect for millions of adult and adolescent women over the course of the next year—and it’s just one of many benefits of the health care law that let women and their doctors, not insurance companies, make decisions about a woman’s care.
When it comes to health, women are often the primary decision-maker for their families and the trusted source in circles of friends. Women often take care of their families first and put off their own health care needs. Too often, they have gone without preventive services, worrying about what even a $20 insurance copay would mean to their families’ budgets and choosing to pay for groceries or rent instead.
But now, thanks to the health care law, many women won’t have to make that choice.
Because of the Affordable Care Act, women in private plans and Medicare already have received potentially life-saving services, such as mammograms, cholesterol screenings, and flu shots at no extra cost. Today, the law builds on these benefits, requiring new, non-grandfathered private health plans to offer eight additional screenings and tests for adolescent and adult women at no extra charge. These include:
- Well-woman visits.
- Gestational diabetes screenings that help protect the mother and her child from one of the most serious pregnancy-related diseases.
- Domestic and interpersonal violence screening and counseling.
- FDA-approved contraceptive products, which have proven health benefits like a reduced risk of cancer and protecting against osteoporosis.
- Breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling.
- HPV DNA testing, for women 30 or older.
- Sexually transmitted infections counseling.
- HIV screening and counseling.
According to a new report, about 47 million women are eligible for these new additional preventive services that address their unique health care needs. Instead of letting insurance companies decide what care women receive, the health care law requires insurers to cover these preventive services in new plans beginning Aug. 1. Because these changes take effect at the beginning of a new plan year, the requirement may go into effect later in the year. Ask your insurance company when the new benefits will take effect for you.
Women’s health decisions shouldn’t be made by politicians or insurance companies. Rather than wasting time refighting old political battles, this Administration is moving forward and putting women in control of their own health care. If women are going to take care of their families and friends, they have to take care of themselves. The Affordable Care Act is making it easier for women to do that by making health care more accessible and affordable for millions of American women and families.
To learn more about the health care services you are eligible for at no extra charge under the Affordable Care Act, go to http://www.healthcare.gov/prevention.
To see a video of what people are saying about preventive services go to http://youtu.be/lKejT13Jh9g”
Get the information on “Key Features of the Affordable Care Act, By Year” here:
Thank you Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)!
“Harkin Welcomes Health Care Law Free Preventive Benefits for Women”
Published on Jul 31, 2012 by SenatorTomHarkin
“Senator Tom Harkin today welcomed an announcement by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius that women will now have access to additional free preventive services under the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act. Beginning August 1st, 47 million women, including 519,908 in Iowa, will have greater control over their health care and access to eight new prevention-related health care services without paying more out of their own pocket.”
Thank you to the Affordable Care Act, and ALL who brought us to the commons sense policy of saving money, and saving lives!
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