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Important preventive services are now available to women at no additional cost. These include an annual well woman visit, screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer; certain contraceptive methods; smoking-cessation treatment and services; breastfeeding support and equipment; screening and counseling for interpersonal and domestic violence; immunizations; and many more. Thanks to the health care law, more than 47 million women have guaranteed access to preventive services without cost-sharing.

WELL-WOMAN VISIT------------ $0

PAP TEST FOR CERVICAL CANCER-$0

FDA-APPROVED BIRTH CONTROL---$0

MAMMOGRAM--------------------$0

These preventive services are critical to keeping women healthy. For example, breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women and the second leading cause of cancer death for women in the US, after lung cancer. But when breast cancer is caught early and treated, survival rates can be near 100 percent.

The Affordable Care Act also protects women’s access to quality health care. No one can be denied health insurance coverage because of a preexisting health condition, such as breast cancer, pregnancy, depression or being a victim of domestic violence. And there are no more annual and lifetime dollar limits on coverage.

Today, health plans in the Marketplace offer a comprehensive package of ten essential health benefits, including maternity care. An estimated 8.7 million American women currently purchasing individual insurance will gain coverage for maternity services, and most women will no longer need a referral from a primary care provider to obtain obstetrical or gynecological services.

Cost has also been a significant barrier to care for many women. According to one study, in 2010, one third of women spent 10 percent or more of their income on premiums and out of pocket costs. For low income women, that situation is much worse – over half of women who make $11,490 per year or less spend at least $1,149 a year on care. But through the Marketplace 6 out of 10 uninsured individuals can get coverage for $100 or less.

This year, as in every year, women will make important decisions for themselves and their families about health care. They can apply for coverage through the Marketplace: Online at Health care.gov; Over the phone by calling the 24/7 customer service center (1-800-318-2596, TTY 1-855-889-4325); Working with a trained person in their local community (Find Local Help); or by submitting a paper application my mail.

The six-month enrollment period has just begun. And unlike a sale on Black Friday, coverage will not run out; it will not get more expensive. Sign up by December 15, 2013 for coverage starting as early as January 1, 2014. Open enrollment continues until March 31, 2014.

Learn more about the how the Affordable Care Act addresses the unique needs of women.

Kathleen Sebelius is the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.



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PoliticsNation commented on Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 14:44 PM

She want be fired anytime soon. She has time to get it right! The way I see it, God has a plan for this-when the site is up and running-more people will visit the site than ever before...The media will announce-Obama Care is UP and Running-and every issue has been resolved and the site is proven safe to input data and you can NOW receive a quote..The GOP handed us a victory. Free air time and marketing..It's like when the roll out of the I-Pad or Medicare part D under Bush failed..It gained more popularity/attention while they were worked on the issues. OBAMACARE isn't going any where..

wayne44 commented on Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 14:26 PM

Just curious. Who's paying for these procedures?

PoliticsNation commented on Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 16:14 PM

The same people paying for 100percent Congress health benefits!

Sheran commented on Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 19:10 PM

That was a sarcastic way of answering wayne44 question! Navigators are suppose to be professional...

Funkentelecky commented on Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 20:21 PM

@PN are you paying for it?

Sheran commented on Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 21:23 PM

My guess Funk, the navigator has left the blog! No more comments, change the subject, PN is a minion for Obama!

PoliticsNation commented on Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 00:42 AM

Unfortunately, I'm out of town. Had to drive 4hours to see the movie 12 Days As A Slave. There not showing it at all in our area. @Sheran thanks for putting a smile on my face. Your comments are funny. I've learned to appreciate others opinions even if I don't agree. At the end of the day we're all Americans and love our community.

Funkentelecky commented on Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 00:55 AM

@PN, your comments are funny too! Because they fall into the 95% of black Democrat philosophy of victimization and entitlements "Victocrats" There is no sense of embracing the great progress blacks have earned in the modern USA Society.

PoliticsNation commented on Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 05:51 AM

@funk. There's a lot I could say about your .comment but I want take part in your late night pity party or hatred towards your reflection.

Funkentelecky commented on Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 12:28 PM

@PN, I love myself and my reflections, I'm not perfect but I’ve lived in poverty. Have you ever had to sleep 3 to a bed, no running hot water or even an inside bathroom. Have you ever had to use an out house? I can go on and on with the living conditions that I have personally experienced. So I say again to you, where is your sense of embracing the great progress blacks have earned in this modern USA Society my sista? We should be teaching each other how to fish instead of taking it from someone else and wasting it on someone who don't understand the value of earning and owning it. That is what I call "Loving Yourself" Because I've earned mine.

PoliticsNation commented on Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 11:05 AM

@Funk-you throw that story around as if your the only person that has lived in poverty. I'm sure if it were not for someone lending your family an hand up-you wouldn't be here today! People still sleep 3 to a bed, and in worse conditions than you documented..the sad part is these people work everyday. Don't assume people living in poverty don't work or lazy..most people that live in poverty work 3 and 4 jobs to make ends meet. So, Brotha, don't assume you know me because you don't! If you did, you would know that I beat the odds as well. The only difference between you and me..I haven't forgot where I've come from or that it takes a village to raise a child and that often includes temporary support. You didn't come out of poverty with out assistance.

PoliticsNation commented on Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 20:42 PM

@Sebekm..I don't think the post was directed towards you. Funk is a grown man-he doesn't need you speaking for him. Unfortunately, you have chosen not to think outside the box! The village includes, school, police, church, social programs (teach me how to fish because my mother/father was injured in war and he's waiting on his service connected pension, or my mother was hurt on the job and her long term disability is about to end or my dad lost his life in war-my mother has never worked a day in her life and is having a hard time finding work and making ends meet! As I stated there are different people on welfare and they all have a different story.


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