If you’re a woman, you probably pay more for health care than most men. Women visit their physicians on a more regular basis, but they’re also much less likely than men to have health insurance. The result? Almost half of all American women currently delay or avoid seeking needed care because of cost.
That is changing thanks to new measures in the Affordable Care Act. Beginning August 1, new or renewing insurance policies must provide eight women’s health services without co-payment, co-insurance, or a deductible. They include: