Breast cancer genetic tests covered by Affordable Care Act

10 Mar

There are medical tests to see whether people have breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, but previously it was up to the insurance companies to cover the often expensive tests, so women wouldn’t be able to see if they were more likely to get breast cancer.

Now, the Affordable Care Act is helping people get preventive care, and the act is making it so women who have a high risk for breast or ovarian cancer are covered by insurance.

Read the full Yahoo! News article, which says “This means that private insurance plans are required to cover the cost of the tests, including co-pays, deductibles and coinsurance, provided that the plans do not have a “grandfathered” status. is more likely to get breast cancer.”

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