Medical Necessity In 2017

Now more than ever medical coverage is a necessity….

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According to Medicare.gov, “medically necessary” is defined as “health-care services or supplies needed to prevent, diagnose, or treat an illness, injury, condition, disease, or its symptoms and that meet accepted standards of medicine.”

The Affordable Care Act  provides Americans with better health security by putting in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will:

  • Expand coverage,
  • Hold insurance companies accountable,
  • Lower health care costs,
  • Guarantee more choice, and
  • Enhance the quality of care for all Americans.

 

Preventative medicine IS most certainly a necessity. No matter what side you stand on in regards to the ACA, we will all feel the impacts of the coming policy changes.

Those on Medicaid will probably see many changes, but also those of us who are on private plans as well.

Working in a college environment. I see an uptick of many young people, particularly women getting testing and birth control.

Being a woman myself, with pre-existing and chronic health conditions I am getting my testing done while I am still able. Even though my employer provides good insurance, this could change very soon.

 

 

I encourage you all to seek out your medical care before these changes become a reality.

Will you be affected?  Whether by the burden of cost, repeal of coverage for certain procedures, or loss of benefits altogether?

Do you believe that the Affordable Care Act policy changes will affect you negatively or positively?

 

Be Well

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