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U.S. closes insurance loopholes on preventive care
U.S. closes insurance loopholes on preventive care

The Obama administration Monday closed a series of insurance loopholes on coverage of preventive care. The Department of Health and Human Services said insurers must cover at least one birth control option under each of 18 methods approved by the FDA — without copays. Also, insurers can't charge patients for anesthesia services in connection with colonoscopies to screen for cancer risk. President Obama's healthcare law requires most insurance plans to cover preventive care at no additional charge to patients. That includes employer plans serving about 3 in 4 workers. The types of services covered generally dovetail with the recommendations of a government advisory...

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