August 1st, 2012
Check out this great article from the Baton Rouge Advocate detailing the new health care benefits that go into effect today for women across the nation.
“U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and other Senate Democrats touted the beginning of new preventive health care benefits beginning Wednesday for women without increasing direct costs under President Barack Obama’s health care law.
The extra services for new or renewed insurance plans range from women’s wellness exams and HIV testing to the controversial contraception mandate that is being challenged in court by several Catholic organizations.
The rule changes phased in Wednesday are expected to affect 47 million women nationwide. Landrieu said more than 600,000 women in Louisiana who currently have private insurance will benefit as well.”