Here is a very informative post by a fellow classmate of mine who’s also highlighting the opportunities offered to women under the new Affordable Care Act.
Preventative care enables doctors to:
- identify health problems early
- manage health problems more effectively
- prevent the progression of health problems
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates private insurers to cover preventive care and services sans patient cost-sharing.
Under the ACA, insurers are required [by federal regulations] to cover a range of women’s preventive services including:
- annual well-woman visits
- testing for STIs and HIV
- breast feeding support
- counseling for domestic violence
Unfortunately, these preventative services are not nearly as comprehensive as they should be. This is because:
- Many services are not offered frequently
- A number of services are not included
The following chart provides further explanation.
Problem: Several visits are needed to obtain all necessary preventive services, depending on health status, health needs, risk factors
|Screening for gestational diabetes||Women between 24 and 28 weeks of gestation and at the first prenatal visit for…|
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