Services Covered Under ACA

One benefit that consumers have under the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) is that they cannot be denied for their pre-existing conditions and certain coverages cannot be restricted. 

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What Is Covered by The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Care Plans?

Essential Benefits Included in the Affordable Health Care Act

The Affordable Health Care Act ensures that health insurance plans include essential benefits. Health insurance under the ACA must include the following benefits and these benefits cannot be denied if an individual has pre-existing health conditions. These essential benefits include:

Participating health insurance companies will compete on a state exchange and will vary in quality and price of health insurance offered. Because there are so many health insurance plans that are offered, it is a good idea to speak with a licensed health insurance agent.

Preventive Services Covered

Preventive services are covered under the Affordable Care Act at no cost to the insured. This means there is no co-payment or deductible. There are specific services provided for all adults and specific benefits provided to women and children.

All adults can receive screening for certain cancers or diseases such as Hepatitis B & C and HIV. Screenings for things such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure are also offered. Adults that are at a high risk for chronic disease can receive diet counseling. If you are depressed, you can be screened for that as well. Also, vaccinations are offered at not cost to all adults.

Because women’s health care needs are unique, some of the most common preventive services that are offered to women include:

  • Anemia screening
  • Contraception
  • Folic acid supplements for pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding counseling and support
  • Screening for gestational diabetes
  • Prevention and screening for pre-eclampsia for women who are pregnant and have high blood pressure
  • Rh incompatibility screening for pregnant women and follow-up screening for those who are at high risk
  • Tobacco use intervention and counseling for pregnant women who use tobacco
  • Screening for syphilis
  • Urinary tract infection screening and screening for other infections

The Affordable Care Act also covers other specific preventive services for women who are at a higher risk for certain conditions, such as breast cancer.

A variety of preventive services are available for children. Some of these include:

  • Immunizations
  • Autism screening
  • Newborn blood screening
  • Depression screening
  • Development screening for children younger than three years old
  • Behavioral assessments
  • Screening for a variety of diseases including HIV and Hepatitis B
  • Hearing and vision screening
  • Oral health risk assessment

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Help From Nevada Insurance Enrollment

When choosing a health insurance plan, make sure to speak with a local Las Vegas, Nevada health insurance agent. This will ensure you choose a health insurance plan that best fits your needs.

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