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Preventive Services for Women Under the Affordable Care Act

Gee, Rebekah E. MD, MPH

doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e31825bd604
Health Policy in Practice

The Affordable Care Act specifies eight preventive services for women and requires health plans to provide these services without cost sharing.

From the Departments of Health Policy and Management and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

See related editorial on page 5.

The author acknowledges the members of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Clinical Preventive Services for Women Committee, who include Linda Rosenstock (Chair), Alfred Berg, Claire Brindis, Angela Diaz, Francisco Garcia, Kimberly Gregory, Paula Johnson, Anthony Lo Sasso, Jeanette Magnus, Heidi Nelson, Roberta Ness, Magda G. Peck, E. Albert Reece, Alina Salganicoff, Sally Vernon and Carol Weisman. The author thanks Rose Marie Martinez and Karen Helsing, who served as IOM staff.

The author served as staff on the Clinical Preventive Services for Women Committee in her capacity as the Norman F. Gant fellow at the IOM. This article is that of the author and is not endorsed by the IOM.

Corresponding author: Rebekah E. Gee, MD, MPH, 2020 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70112; e-mail:

Financial Disclosure The author did not report any potential conflicts of interest.

© 2012 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists