Ensuring Access to Women's Preventive Health Services

Senate Roll Call No. 355
111th Congress, 1st Session

Agreed to: 61-39 (see complete tally)
On December 3, 2009, the Senate passed, by a vote of 61-39, an amendment offered by Senator Mikulski (D-MD) to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009 (S.A. 2791 to H.R. 3590). The Mikulski Amendment would take important steps to allow for the development of evidence-based guidelines to help bridge critical gaps in coverage and cost-sharing for women's preventive health services. The ACLU supported the Mikulski Amendment because it would ensure that health care reform meets women's unique needs. In particular, the amendment will make women's health from family planning and well-woman visits to breast cancer screening and preconception counseling that promotes healthier pregnancies more accessible and affordable to women.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 355
Votes For : 61
Votes Against : 39