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Cancer Screening and Prevention Under Health Reform

Rules on Free Screening Tests continued...

Are follow-up tests and biopsies free, too? No. Follow-up tests and biopsies are diagnostic tests, not screenings. You may have to meet your plan’s deductible or pay a copay or coinsurance to your doctor and hospital if you need more testing.

If the screening shows I have cancer, is my treatment free? Most people will have copays, coinsurance, and deductibles for any cancer treatment. In some states, Medicaid covers some women with cervical cancer. This applies to women whose cancer was found through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.

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