Increased Coverage of Preventive Services With Zero Cost Sharing Under the Affordable Care Act

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) ensures that most insurance plans (so-called ‘non-grandfathered’ plans) provide coverage for certain preventive health services without cost sharing for plan or policy years beginning on or after September 23, 2010. This includes screening for colon cancer for adults over 50, Pap smears and mammograms for women, well-child visits, flu shots for all children and adults, and many more services. This report examines the impact of ACA’s expanded preventive services coverage to date.

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Date: Jul 2014
Author: Department of Health and Human Services