The Health Insurance Reform Law by President Obama will enable seniors to receive preventive care at much affordable rates. The administration has offered new rules for making the provisions of the act effective. The provision is expected to be implemented from January 2011.
After the implementation of new law, the Medicare beneficiaries will not have to make deep pocket expenses for preventive services. The annual visit to the doctor will also be less expensive under this law. This annual visit will include services like family medical history review, blood pressure, body mass index and any cognitive disorder.
Patients will also receive the colorectal cancer screening, cervical cancer screening, and diabetes screening and other regular check up free of cost.
"Too many Americans don't get the preventive care they need to stay healthy and keep health-care costs down for all of us”, said Kathleen Sebelius, the Health and Human Services Secretary.
These preventive services will be able to avert thousands of deaths every year.
The new services will reduce the reluctance of visiting to the doctor due to the costs. The Centers for Disease Control has also reported that only 58% of senior citizens in America have got the vaccines against pneumonia infections because of the high Medicare costs.
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