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Besides improving access to services that help women stay healthy and detect health problems early on, health reform helps women in many other ways. For example, health insurance companies can no longer discriminate against women by charging them higher premiums than they charge men. Insurance companies are banned from imposing a limit on the amount of care they'll cover over a woman's lifetime, and are now required to spend at least 80 percent of premium dollars on care--not overhead.
Women who have been unable to purchase health insurance because of a pre-existing condition such as cancer or having been pregnant now have an option to obtain the insurance they need through the new Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan.
Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act will be fully implemented and offer even greater protection for women and their health care, including a ban on denying care based on pre-existing conditions, and the removal of annual limits on care.
For more information:
Read more about how health reform helps women (http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/03/20/breaking-it-down-health-care-law-and-women)
Find out which preventive services are covered for women? (http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2010/07/preventive-services-list.html#CoveredPreventiveServicesforWomenIncludingPregnantWomen)
VIDEO: Health reform is helping Vanessa and her son, who was born with a pre-existing condition (http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/03/20/vanessacare-health-coverage-without-lifetime-limits)
Tell us your story: How is the Affordable Care Act improving your care? (http://www.whitehouse.gov/mycare)
TNS RadHar67-120321-JF78-3813312 StaffFurigay
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