RWJF – Health Affairs Policy Brief on Preventive Services without Cost Sharing

This policy brief from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation highlights the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that require Medicare, Medicaid and commercial health plans enrolling new members to offer recommended preventive services (screenings, diagnostic tests and immunizations) without any cost-sharing (co-payments or deductibles).  The policy brief also examines some of the recent controversies over preventive screening guidelines. 

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Similar analysis of the prevention provisions of the national health care reform legislation can be found in this bulletin from the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network.

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