Letter to the Editor: Health care costly
BY Lauri Lenora, Tulsa
Monday, July 09, 2012
I am so excited that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld
the Affordable Care and Patient Protection
Act. In 2009, there were more than 167,000 uninsured
women of reproductive age in Oklahoma.
The costs of basic reproductive health care can
add up quickly — ob/gyn visits, pap tests and contraception
to name a few — not to mention the costs
of prenatal care and child birth should a woman get
pregnant. Under the health-care act, more than
150,000 women of reproductive age in Oklahoma
will gain insurance coverage.
I’m thankful that those women will now be able
to afford to take care of their reproductive health.
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