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Monday, March 19, 2012

The Affordable Care Act is Working

National Women's Law Center - I Will Not Be Denied: Protect Women's Health Care

In the past year, thanks to the health care law:
  • Over 20 million women with private insurance have received at least one preventive health care service without a co-pay or deductible.
  • Over 39 million women no longer face lifetime limits on coverage, so they can get the health care they need.
  • About 2.5 million young adults gained health coverage because they could stay on their parents' plans.
And this is just the beginning. The health care law is working for women by helping them get the care they need. So why are some opponents of the law fighting to take away these benefits and common-sense protections? 

Now, millions of women can get preventive services like mammograms and colonoscopies without a co-pay or deductible and insurance companies can't drop people's coverage because they are sick. Later this year, millions of women will have access to new preventive health services, including well-women exams and birth control without a co-pay or deductible. 

This week, Americans across the country are celebrating the second anniversary of the health care law, known as the Affordable Care Act, and all the ways it’s helping their lives. Join the celebration to protect women’s health and the law
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