Do you know your birth control is free?
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made great strides since it was signed into law in 2010 to ensure that basic preventative services like well-woman visits and contraception recommended by their doctor, are now covered and require no co-pays, nor out of pocket expenses. This is so important because as we all know, the sooner a potential illness is discovered, the quicker is can hopefully be treated successfully.
The next steps after your appointment: Step 8
We’re at our last step, of the 8 steps that serve as a guide to your health, and that is what to do after your appointment.
Google hangout with Secretary Burwell!
Very recently I had the pleasure of being invited to be on a Google hangout with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell. I was joined by 2 other Latina blogger powerhouses, Elisa Batista and Monique Frausto, and it was hosted by my dear friend, the brilliant Elianne Ramos.
Find a medical provider and make that appointment : Steps 4 and 5.
November 15th marked the first day of open enrollment and that’s great news for all of us, because if you or someone you know does not have insurance now is the time to sign up and get covered for less.
Step 3: Do you know where to go if you need medical attention?
Hola familia! We’re on step 3 already, and that’s understanding where to go if you need medical attention.
Google hangout with Secretary Sebelius
Last week I had the honor of being invited to a Google+ hangout with Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of the Department of Health and Human Services. Along with two other Latina women, I had the unique opportunity to ask her a question about the Affordable Care Act.