New Study Finds Medicaid Programs Vary in Coverage of Preventive Care


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In a new study published in the July issue of Health Affairs, Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries will not have preventive coverage for cancer screenings, diabetes tests, heart disease counseling and other important services.

Preventive services can help save lives by detecting diseases before they can progress. But state Medicaid programs are not required to cover preventive care for adults already enrolled in Medicaid. The study is conducted by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS).


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