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Free preventive care can still cost
Politico ^ | May 19, 2014 | By BRETT NORMAN

Posted on 05/20/2014 4:21:01 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

“Free” preventive health care is one of Obamacare’s chief selling points. But as millions of newly covered people begin to seek that benefit, some are still getting stuck with bills.

The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to pay the full cost of services like cholesterol checks, women’s birth control, immunizations, colonoscopy screenings and a host of other items. It also covers “well visits” for children and adults — periodic checkups not triggered by a particular health complaint.

But does a free colonoscopy cover just the screening or the immediate removal of polyps, too? Does the smoking-cessation benefit include counseling, medication or both? And exactly when does a routine checkup become an ailment-specific appointment and leave patients on the financial hook?

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; freestuff; obamacare; rinocare; singlepayer; socialism; tanstafhc; zerocare
"Let me just give you a few examples. Because of the Affordable Care Act, more than 100 million Americans have gotten free preventive care like mammograms and contraceptive care with no copays."

Barack Hussein Obama - September 26, 2013

1 posted on 05/20/2014 4:21:01 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Free healthcare is a heck of a lot more expensive than the kind which costs money.

2 posted on 05/20/2014 4:33:14 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer


Are the doctors working for free? The technicians? The radiologists? The guys driving the mobile equipment thingies? The President, spewing all of this silliness?

Who’s giving what away, free? The taxpayers?

HE is completely unaware of any rules of economics.

Can we not allow the liberals to put in Julian Castro after this?

Can we just make it stop?

I really should be getting Purgatory points for having to put up with hearing from these horrible people non stop

3 posted on 05/20/2014 4:35:58 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
You walk into the doctor's office for free.

It's not free if they actually check for anything.

4 posted on 05/20/2014 4:36:44 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

(in Forest Gump’s voice)
Like my mamma always told me, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch!”

5 posted on 05/20/2014 4:45:09 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Just got a $600 bill for my once-a-year supposed ‘free’ health check. The only thing ‘covered’ was $300 for the doctor to walk in the room and spen 10 minutes looking in my ears and nose and typing on her laptop to order the lab work. I actually called the insurance co to ask about the bill and they proceeded to run down the list of lab work and say that this and that part of the ‘health check’ blood panel was not recommended by they US Dept of Health. I said all I did was go in for a yearly checkup and the doctor ordered blood work. Was I supposed to know exactly which tests we’re and were not covered and tell her to omit them? What can the doctor know without blood tests? SOOOOO stupid I just wanted to scream.

6 posted on 05/20/2014 4:53:47 PM PDT by usmom
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Like my mamma always told me, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch!”

Actually there is ... a mandated Moo lunch, which more often than not, ends up in the trash.

7 posted on 05/20/2014 5:41:17 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (If you lined up the best and brightest of this administration, you'd just have a string of dim bulbs)
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To: usmom

A doctor may need to find out how well prescription drugs are and are not working, to check blood cholesterol levels and other stuff a physical exam doesn’t reveal. And if you have a history of heart disease or other ailments, you don’t know what tests are medically appropriate. Few patients have that kind of knowledge.

8 posted on 10/01/2014 4:53:05 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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