Is Free Preventive Care Required under Obamacare?

  • Free preventive care is required under Obamacare.

    Free preventive care is required under Obamacare. Obamacare includes preventive care at no out-of-pocket expense. The whole point of Obamacare was to be able to provide health care to those who can not afford traditional health care because of the expense. Preventive care covers everything from immunizations, shots, screenings and tests.

  • Yes, preventative care is rightly included.

    There is a lot of preventative care included in the affordable care act plans that have recently been put in effect. That is a good thing because most of us would do without the exams and check ups that would keep us healthy in the long run if they were not covered.

  • Yes some of it is

    There is some preventive care that is free under Obama care. This is to ensure that everyone who wants to be protected can be protected. There are some parts of preventive care that will not be covered though. The free care does not come without a cost though as tax payers take on the burden.

  • Yes, Free Preventive Care is Required under Obamacare.

    Yes, Free Preventive Care is Required under Obamacare for most healthcare plans and at no out of pocket costs. You may even be eligible to receive free preventive screenings, like blood pressure and cholesterol tests. All adults get 15 covered services for preventive care, women get 22 and children get 26.

  • Yes, it says so in the law.

    Yes, preventative care is required under Obamacare, because it is written right into the law. Obamacare operates under the premise that if we all receive preventive care, fewer people will develop long-term problems that will require expensive care. The way the law is written, insurances have to cover these preventive services.

  • Free Preventive Care Not Required by Obamacare

    Except in limited circumstances, free preventive care isn't mandated by Obamacare. Individuals still need to pay for most types of preventive care when a problem is identified. Contrary to popular belief, the overwhelming majority of these services are not free to the individual. Insurers aren't being forced to bare the burden of these costs.

  • No, The List of Covered Preventative Services is Severely Lacking

    While some free preventative care is covered under Obamacare, the list of services required to be offered for free with market plans is seriously lacking, particularly for women. It offers services like alcohol and tobacco use screening, but nothing for birth control or PAP smears. These are necessary services for women, and not covering them leaves a serious gap in coverage. It also includes debatable wordage like "at higher risk" for many of the required coverages, but there is no set way to determine who is at higher risk, and therefore qualifies for care, which makes the list both ambiguous and useless.

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