More Preventive Health Services Approved For No-Cost Coverage

If you're at high risk of hepatitis B infection, your insurance company should pay for testing for the virus without passing any of the cost on to you.i

If you're at high risk of hepatitis B infection, your insurance company should pay for testing for the virus without passing any of the cost on to you.

If you’re at high risk of hepatitis B infection, your insurance company should pay for testing for the virus without passing any of the cost on to you.



London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine/Science Source

The Affordable Care Act says that preventive health tests or services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force have to be available to most insured consumers without any out-of-pocket cost.

Since the law was enacted, the list of services that people are entitled to has grown. In 2014, the task force recommended two new services and tweaked a handful of others that had previously been recommended.

Under the health law, preventive care that receives a grade of A or B on the recommended list by the nonpartisan group of medical experts must be covered by health plans without charging consumers. Only grandfathered plans are exempt from the requirement.

The newest recommended services are hepatitis B screening for adolescents and adults at high risk for infection and low-dose

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/06/05/412257783/more-preventive-health-services-approved-for-no-cost-coverage?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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