Your Health: Understanding preventive care

Under the Affordable Care Act, health insurers cover preventive care without a deductible payment, copayment, or coinsurance. Preventive care reduces healthcare costs and saves lives by catching issues early on, but what is considered preventive?

Preventive care runs the gamut from breastfeeding support to behavioral assessments. Talk to your primary care physician about what’s right for you and what they would bill under “preventive care.” If you don’t have a primary care physician, MyHealthKC can help.

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