Pelosi, Sebelius declare “a new day for women’s preventive care”
The benefits of the 2010 health reform law continue to roll out. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius took to the pages of USA Today to celebrate women’s preventive care benefits that are now becoming available.
Preventive care is very important, and before the health reform law, it was not very accessible. It was often not covered or came with high co-pays, meaning many people went without the regular care that could help avert large health problems. Beginning today, all insurance plans will have to cover the important additional care and screenings for women that make up good, preventive care. These include domestic violence screening, FDA-approved contraception, breastfeeding support and supplies, gestational diabetes screening, HPV testing, sexually transmitted infection counseling, and HIV screening.
This is yet another victory for family health made possible by the Affordable Care Act. Learn more about how children have been made healthier and safer, too.