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New Health Insurance Plans Must Cover Colonoscopies

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In many cases, health insurance providers have refused to cover colonoscopies–regardless of their ability to to help diagnose colon cancer.

With the new healthcare reform bill, that will change; at least for newly created health insurance plans. They will be required to fully cover all preventative care procedures classified by the U.S. Preventative Care Task Force as A or B.

However, existing plans are exempt from the requirement. If a colonoscopy exam are important to you, you may be interested in new coverage with plan years that begin after October 1st of this year. Those will not require any cost sharing on your part.

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