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Share your experience with the media
hearing from people who have recently gotten health insurance that some things
they thought were included in their plan as preventive measures were not. For instance, one person
said he went in for his annual wellness visit with his physician, which he
thought was covered -- it was, but he asked a question about pain he had in his
knee, and was charged for that. Another patient told me he went in for a
colonoscopy, which is covered, but then a doctor removed a polyp while he was
under and charged him thousands for that.
I'm looking for people who are covered by private insurance who had similar experiences and examples they could share.
NOTE: This is NOT a story to recount any difficulties that happen when paying for insurance -- I’m specifically looking for someone who is heading in to have one of the
prevention benefits now guaranteed without copay under the ACA—colonoscopies,
vaccinations, wellness visits, OBGYN appointments, a mammography—and how
patients are charged for anything extra that happens during that visit.
Here are the listed benefits: https://www.healthcare.gov/coverage/preventive-care-benefits/
Please share your story in the discussion below!