Julia Chudnovsky, PharmD candidate, Author at MPR

Julia Chudnovsky, PharmD candidate

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Healthcare Reform and Women's Health Preventive Services: What is Now Cost-Free to the Patient?

Healthcare Reform and Women’s Health Preventive Services: What is Now Cost-Free to the Patient?

National data show that women are more likely to be uninsured, and when they have insurance, can pay premiums up to 84% higher than men who are receiving the same coverage. The Affordable Care Act contains a provision that enforces private insurance companies to make certain preventive services (e.g., mammograms, screenings for cervical cancer, prenatal care, and other services) available without co-pays, co-insurance or deductibles.