Support the New Health Care Law
The health care reform law signed by President Obama represents the greatest single legislative advancement for women’s health since Medicare and Medicaid were signed into law more than 45 years ago.
The law will expand access to health care for millions of women and dramatically increase access to reproductive health services, including full coverage of birth control without co-pays.
Unfortunately, many anti-women’s health politicians are attacking the health care reform law and undermining women’s health. They want to ban access to comprehensive reproductive care by prohibiting a woman from spending her own money to pay for insurance that covers abortion. In addition, some elected officials and candidates are threatening to overturn the Affordable Care Act, preventing access to affordable health care to millions of Americans who need it the most.
Key provisions of the new health law:
- Guaranteeing that preventive care, including lifesaving screenings for breast and cervical cancer, immunizations, and birth control are covered without co-pays.
- Ending insurance abuses such as denying coverage because of pre-existing conditions and dropping people after they become sick.
- Expanding coverage for young adults by allowing them to stay on their parents’ health plan until age 26.
- Providing $75 million annually for fact-based sex education and teen pregnancy prevention.
Listen to your elected officials. Watch what they are saying and where they stand on the important issue of supporting health care reform.
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