WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- The Affordable Care Act is making several additions for preventive care free -- requiring no co-payment or deductible -- for women, health officials said.
For example, women currently insured will receive an annual well-woman preventive care visit for adult women to obtain the recommended preventive services, and additional visits if women and their health care providers determine they are necessary, the White House said in a statement.
These visits will help women and their healthcare care providers determine what preventive services are appropriate and set up a plan to help women get the care they need to be healthy.
Healthcare services for women that will also require no co-payment or deductible are: gestational diabetes screening, breastfeeding support and supplies, contraception, domestic violence screening, high-risk human papillomavirus DNA testing every three years and annual counseling on sexually transmitted infections.
To talk about these new benefits becoming available for women, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is teaming up with WebMD to take questions on what this means for women and their families, Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m. EST
Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and Annic Jobin, WebMD's director of news and partnerships, will answer questions live online discussion tomorrow at www.healthcare.gov/live, or submit questions on Facebook at www.facebook.com/healthcaregov or on Twitter using the hashtag #womenshealth.