Affordable Care Act: FAQS on mental health, domestic violence, breastfeeding,
FAQs About Affordable Care Act Implementation (Part XXIX)
includes information on coverage for lactation consultants, BRCA testing and Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity
These FAQs have been prepared jointly by the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury regarding implementation of the market reform provisions of the Affordable Care Act. This document includes information on health insurance coverage for lactation consultants and BRCA gene testing, as well as FAQs regarding implementation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA). Like previously issued FAQs, this document answers questions from stakeholders to help people understand the laws and benefit from them, as intended.
Help for Domestic Violence Survivors
One in three women in the United States has been a victim of domestic violence, regardless of age, economic status, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Violence and trauma can lead to chronic health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, and cancer.
If you or someone you know is a survivor of domestic abuse or spousal abandonment, find out more about the Affordable Care Act’s special enrollment period for access to health care, independent of an abuser.
Share Beverly Gooden’s blog post on surviving domestic violence and #WhyIStayed.
Check out the October Spotlight on Women’s Health by Kelly Vrooman.
Learn ways to help a friend who is being abused.
Use hashtags #DVAM, #DVAM15, #DVAM2015, and #DomesticViolence in social media messages to join the conversation.