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Mark Jolley Preventive Health Services To Be Free Under Health Insurance Reform

New rules are coming out that specify which preventive services will be a free part of health insurance and health plans under the new health law.

Apple a Day Keeps Doctor Away

Among them are cancer screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies, as well as immunizations, blood pressure screenings, obesity prevention and tobacco cessation.  These services are to be free to consumers without a copayment or other direct cost after September 23.  Consumers who stick with their existing health insurance plan, however, will not benefit from the changes.

Despite heavy lobbying from Planned Parenthood, birth control does not currently qualify as preventive under these regulations.  However, the ...

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