As of today, a host of preventive healthcare services for women should be offered without cost, thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, those services include:
- Well-woman visits.
- Gestational diabetes screening that helps protect pregnant women from one of the most serious pregnancy-related diseases.
- Domestic and interpersonal violence screening and counseling.
- FDA-approved contraceptive methods, and contraceptive education and counseling.
- Breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling.
- HPV DNA testing, for women 30 or older.
- Sexually transmitted infections counseling for sexually-active women.
- HIV screening and counseling for sexually-active women.
Look around you. Do you see American society crumbling? No. You do not. To find out when you will begin receiving coverage for the women’s preventive services without cost sharing, go here.
And thanks, Leftover for that link.
You can read more about The Commonwealth Fund report here.
I just wrote about this for C-HIT. I’ll let you know when it runs.
And thanks, Sharon H.
Why, here‘s a handy-dandy list!
And you’re welcome.
As DickG. suggests, you really should read the decision for yourself. Make some coffee. Put your feet up: The Supreme Court’s ACA decision
As Leftover suggests, the act doesn’t go far enough, says Physicians for a National Health Program.
And, from Jac, the American Nurses Association say, “Yeh!” PressRelease_ANAReaction-SupCt-ACADecision_FINAL062812
We have a winner of our first-ever DVD giveaway.
Heather Munro Prescott [that's her, off to the left] corrected guessed that the Supreme Court would basically uphold the Affordable Care Act. On Facebook, she wrote:
Since I have nothing to lose and like getting free stuff I’m going to guess they uphold the whole thing.
The contest judges are in the process of getting a working address so that Heather can enjoy her only-used-once copy of “Koch Brothers Exposed,” courtesy of Cynical, who had two copies.
Rock on, Heather, and try not to let the fame go to your head. Coming in second was Stamford Native, who submitted a similar guess here at the blog, though slightly later than Heather. Stamford, I’d be happy to send a copy of “Dating Jesus” to you, unless you already have kindling for your bonfire. If you’d really rather not have a copy, please be gentle with your no-thank-you.