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Affordable Care Act Expands 8 New Preventative Health Services to 47 Million Women

August 3, 2012

Starting on August 1, 2012, eight new preventative health services are covered in many health plans without paying more at the doctor's office, benefiting approximately 47 million women.

"President Obama is moving our country forward by giving women control over their health care," HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said, "This law puts women and their doctors, not insurance companies or the government, in charge of health care decisions."

The eight new prevention-related services are:

Click here to read more about the new preventative benefits for women and watch a video highlighting them.

Use the resources below from to learn more about prevention and spread the word!

Visit the updated Prevention & Wellness page on
See the full list of 22 covered preventive services for women.
Blog: Giving Women Control Over Their Health Care.
Read the Health and Human Services' press release

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