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New Tracker Monitors Affordable Care Act Preventive Services Coverage

The Affordable Care Act requires private insurance plans to cover recommended preventive services with no out-of-pocket charges for patients. This slate of covered services can change when the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and other authorized groups add or modify recommendations; the federal government also periodically issues clarifications to guide health plans in their coverage.

A new tracker from the Kaiser Family Foundation monitors the preventive services that must be covered for adults without cost sharing, providing in one place details about the services covered, federal guidelines governing coverage, the affected populations, and effective dates of coverage for each service.

The Preventive Services Tracker helps users easily find up-to-date coverage information on preventive services related to cancer, chronic conditions, health promotion, immunization, pregnancy, and sexual health.

For more information on the ACA and preventive services see Preventive Services Covered by Private Health Plans under the Affordable Care Act.

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