WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced last week that about 943,000 Oregonians in private health insurance plans are newly eligible to receive expanded coverage for one or more recommended preventive health care services, such as a mammogram or flu shot, with no cost sharing, because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Under the ACA most health plans must cover a set of recommended preventive services like screening tests and immunizations at no out-of-pocket cost to consumers. This includes Marketplace private insurance plans. For the complete article see the 07-05-2014 issue.
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