A Victory for Women's Health
Thanks to historic new guidelines in the Affordable Care Act, women will have access to a wide range of preventative health services—well-women visits, contraception counseling, STI screenings, and more—without having to pay a copayment or deductible under new insurance plans.
This is a huge victory for women—and it's up to us to get the word out.
44% of women reported delaying or avoiding needing care because of cost.
- well-woman visits
- screening for gestational diabetes
- breastfeeding support
- domestic violence screening
- counseling & screening for STDs
- access to FDA contraception
Because women require more regular visits with health care providers for screenings like pap smears and mammograms that stop health programs before they start, their out-of-pocket costs are higher than men's.
3,700 lives saved by increasing the percentage of women age 40 and older who receive breast cancer screenings every two years to 90 percent.
One study found that the rate of women getting a mammogram went up as much as 9% when cost sharing was removed.