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  • The Union of Contraceptive Services and the Affordable Care Act Gives Birth to First Amendment Concerns

    Women who are poor or have low incomes tend to underutilize preventive health care services even though those services can save lives and help avoid costly medical procedures. Studies show that “even moderate co-pays for preventive services such as mammograms or Pap smears result in fewer women obtaining this care.” For example, in one study, eliminating deductibles and co-pays resulted in a nine percent increase in the number of women who received mammograms.