Women matter. Our health maintenance needs must be included in health care reform.

As a woman, I am incensed that this is not a given.

Our reproductive bodies require us to get annual pap smears, birth control,  and eventually mammograms. Preventative maintenance will always be cheaper than letting things go until they become a problem. Yet, health insurance costs are through the roof and often unattainable even if we can afford them.

I don’t care if you’re conservative or liberal, its time to stop this nonsense and stand up, once and for all, for women first.

Because if Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.

Here’s one of many sites that lays out some facts and stats: http://www.healthreform.gov/reports/wome n/index.html