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Obamacare Preventive Medical Services List

I have found this NOT to be true.  If I want ANY of these preventive medical services for FREE ( I use the term “free” loosely) I have to cancel my High Deductible Health Insurance ( I personally am grateful to  have an HSA from my employer to cover some expenses) and get another NEW private policy. This of course, will definitely be a new SUPER high premium. This will affect individual, small- and large-group plans, as well as self-insured employer plans.  Keep this in mind THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS FREE MEDICAL CARE! Believe it or not the majority of these Preventive Medical Services are already “free” and are paid for out of the pockets of taxpayers to the local Health Departments.  What the health Departments and the states have failed to do is MARKET what they offer and educate their localities on their services.

16 Covered Preventive Medical Services for Adults

    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm one-time screening for men of specified ages who have ever smoked
    • Alcohol Misuse screening and counseling
    • Aspirin use for men and women of certain ages
    • Blood Pressure screening for all adults
    • Cholesterol screening for adults of certain ages or at higher risk
    • Colorectal Cancer screening for adults over 50
    • Depression screening for adults
    • Type 2 Diabetes screening for adults with high blood pressure
    • Diet counseling for adults at higher risk for chronic disease
    • HIV screening for all adults at higher risk
    • Immunization vaccines for adults–doses, recommended ages, and recommended populations vary:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Influenza (Flu Shot)
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Meningococcal
  • Pneumococcal
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis
  • Varicella
  • Obesity screening and counseling for all adults
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) prevention counseling for adults at higher risk
  • Tobacco Use screening for all adults and cessation interventions for tobacco users
  • Syphilis screening for all adults at higher risk

22 Covered Preventive Medical Services for Women, Including Pregnant Women

The eight new preventive medical health services marked with an asterisk ( * ) must be covered with no preliminary injunction against enforcement of the contraception provision of the law against Tom Monaghan and Domino’s Farms Corpcost-sharing in plan years starting on or after August 1, 2012.

  • Anemia screening on a routine basis for pregnant women
  • Bacteriuria urinary tract or other infection screening for pregnant women
  • BRCA counseling about genetic testing for women at higher risk
  • Breast Cancer Mammography screenings every 1 to 2 years for women over 40
  • Breast Cancer Chemoprevention counseling for women at higher risk
  • Breastfeeding comprehensive support and counseling from trained providers, as well as access to breastfeeding supplies, for pregnant and nursing women*
  • Cervical Cancer screening for sexually active women
  • Chlamydia Infection screening for younger women and other women at higher risk
  • Contraception: Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling, not including abortifacient drugs*
  • Domestic and interpersonal violence screening and counseling for all women*
  • Folic Acid supplements for women who may become pregnant
  • Gestational diabetes screening for women 24 to 28 weeks pregnant and those at high risk of developing gestational diabetes*
  • Gonorrhea screening for all women at higher risk
  • Hepatitis B screening for pregnant women at their first prenatal visit
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) screening and counseling for sexually active women*
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA Test: high risk HPV DNA testing every three years for women with normal cytology results who are 30 or older*
  • Osteoporosis screening for women over age 60 depending on risk factors
  • Rh Incompatibility screening for all pregnant women and follow-up testing for women at higher risk
  • Tobacco Use screening and interventions for all women, and expanded counseling for pregnant tobacco users
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) counseling for sexually active women*
  • Syphilis screening for all pregnant women or other women at increased risk
  • Well-woman visits to obtain recommended preventive services*

27 Covered Preventive Medical Services for Children

  • Alcohol and Drug Use assessments for adolescents
  • Autism screening for children at 18 and 24 months
  • Behavioral assessments for children of all ages
  • Ages: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years.
  • Blood Pressure screening for children
    Ages: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years.
  • Cervical Dysplasia screening for sexually active females
  • Congenital Hypothyroidism screening for newborns
  • Depression screening for adolescents
  • Developmental screening for children under age 3, and surveillance throughout childhood
  • Dyslipidemia screening for children at higher risk of lipid disorders
    Ages: 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years.
  • Fluoride Chemoprevention supplements for children without fluoride in their water source
  • Gonorrhea preventive medication for the eyes of all newborns
  • Hearing screening for all newborns
  • Height, Weight and Body Mass Index measurements for children
    Ages: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years.
  • Hematocrit or Hemoglobin screening for children
  • Hemoglobinopathies or sickle cell screening for newborns
  • HIV screening for adolescents at higher risk
    • Immunization vaccines for children from birth to age 18 —doses, recommended ages, and recommended populations vary:
      • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
      • Haemophilus influenzae type b
      • Hepatitis A
      • Hepatitis B
      • Human Papillomavirus
      • Inactivated Poliovirus
      • Influenza (Flu Shot)
      • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
      • Meningococcal
      • Pneumococcal
      • Rotavirus
      • Varicella
      • Iron supplements for children ages 6 to 12 months at risk for anemia
  • Iron supplements for children ages 6 to 12 months at risk for anemia
  • Lead screening for children at risk of exposure
  • Medical History for all children throughout development
    Ages: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years.
  • Obesity screening and counseling
  • Oral Health risk assessment for young children
    Ages: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years.
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU) screening for this genetic disorder in newborns
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) prevention counseling and screening for adolescents at higher risk
  • Tuberculin testing for children at higher risk of tuberculosis
    Ages: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years.
  • Vision screening for all children

by Charlotte Gilbert

References:
“Preventive Services Covered Under the Affordable Care Act.” Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Apr. 2013. <http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2010/07/preventive-services-list.html>.