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Women's health care

At a time of shrinking paychecks and an organized assault from the right on women's health issues, the Affordable Care Act has come through for our daughters, mothers and sisters by requiring insurance plans to cover women's preventive health-care.

Pap smears, mammograms and other important tests will now be available to low income women, thus creating a healthier population. Since contraception, counseling and screening are also covered, women without funds will better be able to limit family size, prevent STD's and diabetes, and get help with domestic violence problems. This is indeed something to celebrate.

We need to thank all those responsible for this milestone by letting our elected officials know how much we appreciate their hard work in securing these benefits for us and our families.

Sandra Zylberman, Owings Mills

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