Did you know that cervical cancer was once the number one cancer-related killer of people with a cervix, but since the introduction of the Pap test, that number has dropped to fifteen? Despite this great improvement, many women still fall behind on their Pap tests because they feel they lack the financial resources and medical coverage necessary to afford the test. The truth is: the Pap is accessible to almost everyone! The Affordable Care Act covers cancer screenings for most people, including Pap testing for almost everyone with a cervix, making this life-saving check up accessible, no matter what your income level happens to be. So, no matter if you have private insurance or if your Pap test is covered by the ACA, make time to schedule your Pap test. Cervical cancer is often asymptomatic until it reaches its later stages so being consistent may be a life changer for you or someone you knows health.