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Will the new Healthcare Bill help with my medical expenses?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
The Affordable Care Act of 2010 may help you with your medical expenses in several different ways. The law says some preventive care, such as a colonoscopy, mammogram, or dexa scan for bone density, has to be covered by your health insurance company at no cost (zero, nada) to you. In addition, essential health benefits like emergency room visits, hospitalizations, maternity and newborn care, mental health care, prescriptions and lab work, all must be covered by your plan. If you have a child with a pre-existing medical condition, your health insurer can’t deny coverage. And insurance companies can no longer place dollar limits on the amount of coverage you can get in your lifetime. Not to mention, if you are a small business owner offering insurance to your 25 or fewer employees, you can get help covering the cost of providing insurance.

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