Free Women's Preventative Care Benefits Begin

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Making Preventative Care More Accessible

Beginning Aug. 1, an estimated 47 million American women, including 5.1 million African-Americans, will no longer pay a co-pay or deductible for contraception, cervical cancer screenings, HIV testing and other preventative services under President Obama's Affordable Care Act. For now, the law only applies to private insurance companies for policies beginning or renewing on or after Aug. 1. BET.com breaks down what's included in this landmark legislation. Britt Middleton 

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