More of President Obama's Affordable Care Act has gone into effect. Kathy Chan, with the Illinois Maternal and Health Care Coalition, says the new law will give more than two million women in Illinois access to preventative care.
New and non-grandfathered private health care plans will now have to cover the co-pays for services such as well-women visits, STI screening and counseling, birth control coverage, family planning sessions, and even domestic abuse services. Most services will go into effect in the new coverage year. Contact your health care provider to find out if you qualify for these services and when the new plan year starts.