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National Women's Health Week by the Numbers: 20.4 Million

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More than 20.4 million women with private health insurance have received preventive health services at no additional cost because of the Affordable Care Act.

Tuesday is the second day of National Women’s Health Week, and an opportunity for all women to prioritize their health well-being by scheduling annual screening and exams.

President Obama’s health reform law requires that new health insurance plans cover preventive services such as mammograms, pap smears, and well-woman visits with no co-pay or deductible. Because of this provision in the Affordable Care Act, more than 20.4 million women with private health insurance have received preventive health services at no additional cost.


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