Every human being has a right to good healthcare no matter their income, race/ethnicity, or immigration status. Period. Many women fall behind on their Pap tests because they feel they lack the financial resources and medical coverage to get tested. For others, it’s because they lack access to quality care. Hispanic and Black women, for example, see higher rates of cervical cancer than white women. How can women access a Pap test? The Affordable Care Act covers cancer screenings for most people, including Pap tests, making this life-saving checkup accessible no matter what your socioeconomic status is. Many women living in underserved communities may not realize it’s covered. It’s important to offer it to them! Cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of cancer-related death for women before Pap tests existed, it’s now down to #15. When should you get one? Pap tests start at age 21 and repeat regularly!