According to a report by Minnesota Public Radio healthcare screenings may not be free for all people come January 1. That is when Medicare will begin covering these tests 100 percent. But the experts say, for other plans, there are myriad exceptions.
There are exemptions under the new law for health plans that were in place before health reform took effect. Patients may become liable for co-pays and health providers can also trigger out-of-pocket costs by the way they bill for these procedure.
Don’t assume you are covered. Check with your employer and check with your insurer.