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Affordable Care Act a leap forward for women
Bakersfield Californian

The Supreme Court is again at the center of a highly controversial policy debate, having just heard arguments for the Affordable Care Act. There’s been much discussion about the justices’ supposed political agendas. I’ve heard fear-mongering about government takeovers and rumors of increased business costs.

But I haven’t heard much about what’s really at stake: the welfare of the American people — specifically women. Women like my mother and the other mothers, wives, sisters and daughters who need preventive services to ensure that they are healthy.