When it comes to women’s health specifically, one study found that the odds that a woman received a mammogram in 2020 was 20% lower than in 2019. In fact, United States Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) admits she was part of that statistic when she postponed a routine checkup that led to a breast cancer diagnosis in February 2021.

Fortunately, after undergoing treatment, Klobuchar is now cancer-free. But her experience inspired her to co-sponsor the Preventive Care Awareness Act, a bill introduced to the Senate on October 28 to help improve access to preventive care and make up for the screenings and checkups that were missed during the pandemic.

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