Important Shift in Women’s Health Benefits This Week

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Major changes in women’s health benefits under the Affordable Care Act  kick in on Wednesday, August 1 – many without cost sharing.

As of Wednesday, Covered Preventive Services for Women, including pregnant women include: 

Note: Services marked with an asterisk ( * ) must be covered with no cost-sharing in plan years starting on or after August 1, 2012. See Affordable Care Act Rules on Expanding Access to Preventive Services for Women

You can also check the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for a breakout of the specific coverage guidelines.

Many women’s organizations, including  Raising Women’s Voices, the National Women’s Health Network, the National Women’s Law CenterHERvotes were instrumental in making sure these services were included in the new law.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and other key contributors to the legislation plan a press conference on Tuesday to speak on these important changes. The Human Factor will bring you the latest details then!

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