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Which preventive services does the law give young adults?

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Under the law, your children, ages 19 to 26, will have access to these free preventive services:

As for dental and vision coverage, whether children 19 to 26 are covered depends on the type of dental or vision insurance plan you have.

  • Blood pressure and cholesterol checks
  • Well-child visits (up to age 21)
  • Vaccinations
  • Cancer screenings
  • Pregnancy care
  • Quit-smoking, diet, or weight loss help

From: Health Plans for Young Adults WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Caldwell, N. , February 2013. PLoS One

National Conference of State Legislatures: "Covering Young Adults Through Their Parents' or Guardians' Health Policy."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Young Adult Coverage" and "Young Adults and the Affordable Care Act."

American Dental Association: "Potential Effects of the Affordable Care Act."

U.S. Department of Labor: "FAQs About the Affordable Care Act Implementation Part II."

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on February 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Caldwell, N. , February 2013. PLoS One

National Conference of State Legislatures: "Covering Young Adults Through Their Parents' or Guardians' Health Policy."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Young Adult Coverage" and "Young Adults and the Affordable Care Act."

American Dental Association: "Potential Effects of the Affordable Care Act."

U.S. Department of Labor: "FAQs About the Affordable Care Act Implementation Part II."

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on February 14, 2018

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