Family physicians provide comprehensive, continuing care to women throughout their lives. These services can include not only pre- and postnatal care, but also preventive and wellness care, such as mammograms, screenings for cervical cancer, contraceptive advice, and other diagnostic tests. Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), new health insurance policies are required to cover a range of women’s preventive health care services without cost sharing.
Services requiring coverage include:
- Annual, well-woman visits
- Screening for gestational diabetes
- Human papillomavirus testing
- Counseling for sexually transmitted infections
- Counseling and screening for human immune-deficiency virus
- Contraceptive methods and counseling
- Breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling
- Screening and counseling for interpersonal and domestic violence.
With the ACA in place, women can be confident that they’ll continue to receive vital preventive and wellness services provided by trusted family physicians.
AAFP Response to HHS on Section 1557 - August 7, 2019(2 page PDF)
Joint Letter to Senate Committee of Appropriations on FY20 Title X - July 3, 2019(2 page PDF)
Joint Letter to Appropriations Subcommittee on FY20 Womens Health Research - June 21, 2019(2 page PDF)
AAFP Letter to FDA on REMS Requirements for Mifepristone - June 20, 2019(1 page PDF)
AAFP Letter to the House O&I Subcommittee on Title X Family Planning - June 18, 2019(2 page PDF)
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