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Many patients paying for preventive care that is supposed to be covered: Report

Posted On: Apr. 7, 2023 9:53 AM CST

Between 21% and 61% of patients incur same-day costs while accessing supposedly free preventative care as part of the Affordable Care Act’s free preventive care mandate, according to a new study published in Health Affairs, reports Healthcare Dive. Researchers found that patients can incur costs for same-day care, associated laboratory work or follow-up visits, with bronze plan enrollees experiencing the highest costs.