The Affordable Care Act ‐ health reform ‐ mandated that insurers cover routine preventive care at 100%. That means no co‐pays. No deductibles. No cost sharing of any kind.
So if they’re ‘free’, why is it that only one out of four employees actually get their routine physical?
Looking back at older claims reports, only 25% of employees received recommended preventive care. But after implementing the Affordable Care Act mandates, more current reports show that figure has increased to just 26%.
Related to that, hospital admissions for those receiving regular primary care are half of those who do not.
I wonder, if “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, maybe we should ban apples!