For women, finding out about the new Affordable Care Act (ADA) is vitally important. In fact, it takes personal confidence and a good self esteem to take control of your own health. With women, it is easy to get bullied by the medical industry into feeling they have little to nothing to say about their health care program. In fact, in the past, much medical care has been based on research done on men and generalized to women. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that women have different health and wellness needs than men, probably except certain medical professionals.
Some diagnostic tests and treatments have been limited to women in many cases too. Therefore, rising episodes of diseases in women such as heart disease, some cancers, mental and addictive disorders have been on the increase. Fortunately with the passage of the Affordable Health Care Act much of this will change. According to Susan Blumenthal, M.D., ” with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), there will be several significant improvements to ensure an efficient, effective, and equitable health care system for women — and men — over the life cycle.”
Women will also benefit through coverage for mammograms and free counseling for breast or ovarian cancer for those with a family history of these diseases. These are just a few benefits provided by the new Health Care program fir women’s health.
References for Further Reading
Blumenthal, S., (2010)Health care reform: How it benefits women. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-blumenthal/affordable-care-act_b_1954414.html
Lamb, Y. R. (2013) What the affordable care act provides for breast cancer. http://thegrio.com/2013/10/03/what-the-affordable-care-act-provides-for-breast-cancer/