President Obama Addresses White House Forum on Women and the Economy

President Obama Addresses White House Forum on Women and the Economy

Our thanks to President Obama, who included the importance of domestic violence screenings in his April 6 remarks at the White House Forum on Women and the Economy. Here's an excerpt:

“Health reform. It's been in the news lately. Because of the health reform law that we passed, women finally have more power to make their choices about their health care. Last year, more than 20 million women received expanded access to preventive services like mammograms and cervical cancer screenings at no additional cost. Nearly 2 million women enrolled in Medicare received a 50-percent discount on the medicine that they need. Over 1 million more young women are insured because they can now stay on their parent’s plan. And later this year, women will receive new access to recommended preventive care like domestic violence screening and contraception at no additional cost. And soon, insurance companies will no longer be able to deny coverage based on preexisting conditions like breast cancer, or charge women more just because they’re women.”

Click here to watch President Obama's full remarks.

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