Women’s preventative services part of Affordable Care Act

    Don’t know a lot about the Affordable Care Act?

    Know this: the health care reform includes preventative services for women at “no additional cost,” according to an announcement today from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

    Things like well-woman visits, breastfeeding support, domestic violence screening and contraception will be available without a co-pay or deductible for insurance policies with plan years beginning on or after Aug. 1, 2012. Religious institutions that offer insurance will be able to decide whether or not to cover contraceptive services.

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