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Obamacare Unleashes New Health Insurance Benefits for Women

Before the Affordable Care Act, most women are left at a disadvantage in the private insurance market. In the U.S., they are not only faced with higher premiums than men, but also lack coverage for maternity care and birth control.
 
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    PORTLAND, OR, December 11, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Now that Obamacare is here to stay, millions of uninsured women could gain health coverage. They will have access to basic preventive health care without co-pays.

According to the National Women's Law Center (NWLC), only 12 percent of individual market plans covered maternity care and that 92 percent of the best-selling insurance plans charged 40-year-old women more than 40-year-old men for coverage, even for plans that did not cover maternity services.

Treasurer for the Portland Association of Health Jennifer Wakayama supports the Affordable Care Act as loud as she can.

"The health care reform law gives women control over their care," says Wakayama. "Starting in 2014, health insurance plans can no longer deny coverage to women with pre-existing conditions. Maternity services will be included in a list of essential services. Women over 40 are also entitled to undergo a mammogram every two years."

Moreover, a 2012 study from think tank Center For American Progress revealed that oral contraceptives, could cost American women without insurance as much as $1,210 annually. As of August last year, an estimated 27 million women are benefiting from birth control services.

In another study conducted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, about 12 million American women suffer from depression every year. Under Obamacare, all new health insurance plans will also cover screenings for depression and domestic violence.

As a long-time health insurance agent, Wakayama feels the need of sending a clear message that Obamacare works and would like to help Americans get access to health care services they need. She is actively engaged in the healthcare conversation and her level of engagement enables her to provide clear answers to your questions, and a deep understanding of how you can use healthcare policies to your advantage.

Find out how Jen can help you locate and optimize your healthcare policies. You may send an email at jwak@ibgportland.com or call 503.972.4281.



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