health care

Free (Sort of) Birth Control, Courtesy of Obama

Eight health benefits targeted at women kick in today, under the terms of the Affordable Care Act, which puts the costs on employers and insurers

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Eight new health care benefits under the Affordable Care Act, including no cost birth control and better preventative care coverage, go into effect for America's women on Wednesday.

The new benefits include low or no cost contraceptives, breast-feeding supplies, screenings for sexually transmitted infections, counseling for domestic violence, breast and pelvic exam check-ups, pap smear tests and prenatal care.