Some new Medicaid patients could also have trouble finding a primary care physician, Politico reports.
Researchers for Health Affairs determined that most state Medicaid programs do not cover all preventive measures for adults, including such things as mammograms and cholesterol tests.
However, Obamacare requires most insurance plans, including Medicaid, to cover the all preventive services for new enrollees, meaning new beneficiaries will receive services that existing ones may not, the Health Affairs researchers reported.
“Access to preventive care is especially important for Medicaid enrollees, who are more likely than those who are privately insured to be in poor health, have a chronic condition and have work limitations because of poor health,” the report said.
Some states already cover preventive services required by the…
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