In Mason Tuesday to Rally Volunteers
Former Kansas Governor, and current Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius was in Mason yesterday to rally the troops. She visited grassroots volunteers at the local Organizing for America-Ohio field office. Organizing for America is a community organizing project of the Democratic National Committee.
This LOVELAND MAGAZINE HD VIDEO are the remarks. Sebelius made about the Affordable Care Act. She said, that on August 1, several health care provisions for women went into effect; services recommended by the Institute of Medicine.
Speaking about women's health insurance needs, Sebelius said that before the health care bill was passed, “We were often charged fifty percent more to get exactly the same coverage that men got, and these plans often didn’t include the services that we need, so women had to pay one hundred per-cent out of pocket." She specifically highlighted changes that took place this month; screening for gestational diabetes when pregnant, breast feeding help and support, domestic violence screening, HIV and HPV screening, “Well Women” visits, and a full range of contraception coverage and services.
After she spoke for about 10 minutes, Sebelius made a hurried pass around the room shaking hands with the approximately thirty volunteers and staff; chatting only briefly with a few. She took no questions from reporters.