Counter Conservative Arguments & Support OBGYN Additions to PPACA

On January 19, 2011 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended eight women's healthcare services be included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). This announcement comes while the battle to provide women's healthcare through public funding has been raging on around the country.

According to the report “For sexually active women, the committee found that current recommendations of screening for cervical cancer, counselling for sexually transmitted infections. HIV counselling and screening are too limited in scope and should be expanded. It also made several recommendations that support women's reproductive health. These include a fuller range of contraceptive education, counselling, methods. Services so that women can better avoid unwanted pregnancies and space their pregnancies to promote optimal birth outcomes. Additional recommendations address needs of pregnant women, including screening for gestational diabetes and lactation counselling and equipment to help women who choose to breastfeed do so successfully.”

This report outlines the importance of reproductive health services as part of preventative care –. Highlights how these services are empirically show to help reduce health care costs and improve women's health nation wide. Of course, Conservatives have already begun objecting.

The objections seem to follow a few seemingly simple –. Faulty arguments.

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