By Emily McKinley, Health Information Specialist Women across the United States are celebrating increased health care coverage made possible by the Affordable Care Act. In addition to the ACA’s all-encompassing provisions, such as guaranteeing free preventative care for insured individuals, eliminating lifetime limits and pre-existing conditions (including pregnancy), and making insurance more affordable for all Americans, women are enjoying added protections. As of August 1, 2012 (or at the plan’s renewal date), women have greater access to eight specific prevention services. These services include well-woman visits; gestational diabetes screening; domestic and interpersonal violence screening and counseling; FDA-approved contraceptives and sterilization as well as contraceptive related counseling and education; breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling; HPV DNA testing for women who are 30 years of age or older; and sexually-transmitted disease counseling, inclu
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