Fifty percent of women put off getting medical care because of economic factors. One third of women pay their medical bills by trimming back on basic needs such as food. Understanding what the ACA offers gives women a window into what will transpire if it is defeated.
Your health should come first, but when you're a healthy and busy working adult, you tend to forget how quickly the time flies. There's never enough money or time, and too often our health falls to the bottom of the list.
As we commemorate National Women's Health Week, let's ensure that our national initiatives in obesity research include a focus on women and girls. Only then will the scales begin to tip towards a healthier future for women in our country.