More comments on the ACA

I couldn’t sleep last night.  There were so many things I wanted to tell you.  I had to keep saying to myself “it’s alright, you can write them tomorrow.”  So, before I begin the post I promised yesterday on why women should be involved in politics, I have a few additional comments to make about the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

1)      It’s important to note that the Affordable Care Act provides for no-cost preventative services for men and children, as well as women.   Services such as blood pressure and depression screening are included.  A full list of the preventative services can be found here: http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2010/07/preventive-services-list.html

2)     Why is preventative care so important?

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Women’s Healthcare: How Current Laws Affect You

When I started my blog, I was upset at one politician’s comment and there were over 70 days until the election.  Now I am furious with an untold number of politicians, there are only 53 days until the election and I am starting to feel powerless to make a change.

I decided at the very beginning that I was going to empower myself and others.  I must rejuvenate myself.  I must not quit, especially now with so little time and so many profoundly close-minded individuals running for office.  I have so many items I wish to speak about that I will be writing for the next few days straight.  Please follow the blog so you are kept up-to-date on everything that’s happening.

Today I will address the Missouri’s legislative veto overturn, which gives an employer right to dictate the healthcare of his/her employees.  And more importantly, I will discuss and answer your questions regarding the health care reform act that has put women’s health care in the national spotlight, based on research and scientific studies.  Lastly, to unite us and show that we are a large political front to be reckoned with, I will introduce my shop on cafepress.com where you can purchase t-shirts, mugs, and other merchandise showing your support for women’s rights.

Tomorrow, I plan to spend the entire blog speaking about why it is so important for women to become involved in politics.  The issues at hand are not just our rights, but our economic welfare, our education, and the U.S. wars claiming our lives and the lives of our loved ones.  I will provide you with some polling figures and highlight some critical races this election session.

I plan to finish the week on Saturday with a blog dedicated to the women politicians who have been fighting for us and who need our support now more than ever.  These women have suffered from discrimination, glass ceilings, and a silencing of their powerful opinions.  Please be sure to come back to the blog on Saturday to be inspired, share in these women’s triumphs, and fight for their voices to be heard.

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