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For Many With Disabilities, Health Screenings Still Not Covered
July 16, 2013
Source: Disability Scoop
Under the Affordable Care Act, most private insurers and plans offered through Medicare and the Medicaid expansion program will be required to cover an array of preventive services ranging from cancer to heart disease screenings. That mandate, however, was not extended to adults who already receive health benefits through state Medicaid programs. Now a review of Medicaid policies across the country suggests that most state programs do not offer coverage for all of the preventive services currently recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
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