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Reproductive services under Obamacare: 5 things you should know

Posted by Lara Salahi October 30, 2013 07:46 AM

President Obama is scheduled to visit Boston Wednesday to talk about the Affordable Care Act and use Massachusetts’ experience – which passed its health reform law in 2006 -- as encouragement for Americans to sign up for health care. Given the fact that, the website Americans will need to sign up for health care has been a navigation nightmare for many, he may need the positive energy the Bay State has built up from the anticipated Red Sox win tonight to get a few good cheers.

The slow start and partisan bickering about the health care law that shut down the government seems to have only added more confusion about the health care law. If you’re a woman who is pregnant or planning to become pregnant or in need of reproductive health services such as fertility procedures, what the ACA offers – and doesn’t – should matter to you.

Here are 5 important aspects of the Affordable Care Act women need to know when it comes to their reproductive health:


No, I Won’t Join the ‘Boob-olution’

Posted by Lara Salahi August 15, 2013 08:38 AM

If you’re a mom or a mom-to-be, chances are you are very aware that August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month by the incessant amount of flyers in the mailbox and emails to the inbox you’ve likely received telling you so.

Some information sent to me so far this month has been helpful. New scientific studies published in journals this month have found added benefits of breastfeeding for both the mother and child. It is well known that there are benefits, but that reassurance has been encouraging.

I've also received “calls to action." One in particular-- a letter asking me to gather with other mothers in a public display of breastfeeding solidarity. Essentially, a “boob-olution.” Their words. Not mine. 


About the author

Lara Salahi is an award-winning multimedia journalist whose specialty is reporting health and medical stories. She has worked in local, network, and cable television, international print, and documentary film. She More »

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