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Affordable Care Act Provides Coverage for Women

The Affordable Care Act provides coverage for women’s preventive health care services, such as mammograms, screenings for cervical cancer, and other services, with no cost sharing for new health plans.

The Affordable Care Act mandates that preventive services that have strong scientific evidence of their health benefits must be covered and plans can no longer charge a patient a copayment, co-insurance or deductible for these services when they are delivered by a network provider. 

The Guidelines for the following services are effective August 1, 2011.

1. Well-woman visits.

2. Screening for gestational diabetes.

3. Human papillomavirus testing.

4. Counseling for sexually transmitted infections.

5. Counseling and screening for human immune-deficiency virus.

6. Contraceptive methods and counseling.

7. Breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling.

8. Screening and counseling for interpersonal and domestic violence.

The Health Resources and Services Administration-supported health plan coverage guidelines for women’s preventive services below, developed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), will help ensure that women receive a comprehensive set of preventive services without having to pay a copayment, co-insurance, or a deductible. HHS commissioned an IOM study to review what preventive services are necessary for women’s health and well-being and should be considered in the development of comprehensive guidelines for preventive services for women. HRSA is supporting the IOM’s recommendations on preventive services that address health needs specific to women and fill gaps in existing guidelines.  

Learn more about the Affordable Care Act and the Guidelines for Women’s Preventive Services or find more information about the IOM’s July 2011 report titled Clinical Preventive Services for Women: Closing the Gaps.

The Affordable Care Act provides coverage for women’s preventive health care services, such as mammograms, screenings for cervical cancer, and other services, with no cost sharing for new health plans.

The Affordable Care Act mandates that preventive services that have strong scientific evidence of their health benefits must be covered and plans can no longer charge a patient a copayment, co-insurance or deductible for these services when they are delivered by a network provider. 

The Guidelines for the following services are effective August 1, 2011.

1. Well-woman visits.

2. Screening for gestational diabetes.

3. Human papillomavirus testing.

4. Counseling for sexually transmitted infections.

5. Counseling and screening for human immune-deficiency virus.

6. Contraceptive methods and counseling.

7. Breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling.

8. Screening and counseling for interpersonal and domestic violence.

The Health Resources and Services Administration-supported health plan coverage guidelines for women’s preventive services below, developed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), will help ensure that women receive a comprehensive set of preventive services without having to pay a copayment, co-insurance, or a deductible. HHS commissioned an IOM study to review what preventive services are necessary for women’s health and well-being and should be considered in the development of comprehensive guidelines for preventive services for women. HRSA is supporting the IOM’s recommendations on preventive services that address health needs specific to women and fill gaps in existing guidelines.  

Learn more about the Affordable Care Act and the Guidelines for Women’s Preventive Services or find more information about the IOM’s July 2011 report titled Clinical Preventive Services for Women: Closing the Gaps.

Brian Schroeder
Brian Schroeder
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