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:
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 Center , 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!