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...according to the list on HealthCare.gov, everyone’s health insurance plan must now include: Contraception, including the abortion-inducing “morning after” pill and vasectomies; Maternity and newborn care (even though I’ve a 55-year old male with kids out of the nest) Mental health and substance abuse counseling and treatment Prescription drugs Pediatric services Behavioral health treatment Rehab treatment Dental and vision care Alcohol Misuse screening and counseling Aspirin use to prevent cardiovascular disease for men and women of certain ages Blood Pressure screening for all adults Cholesterol screening for adults of certain ages or at higher risk Colorectal Cancer screening for adults over 50 Depression screening for adults Diabetes (Type 2) screening for adults with high blood pressure Diet counseling for adults at higher risk for chronic disease HIV screening for everyone ages 15 to 65, and other ages at increased risk Immunization vaccines for adults–doses, recommended ages, and recommended populations vary: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Herpes Zoster, Human Papillomavirus, Influenza (Flu Shot), Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Meningococcal, Pneumococcal, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussi, Varicella Obesity screening and counseling for all adults Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) prevention counseling for adults at higher risk Syphilis screening for all adults at higher risk Tobacco Use screening for all adults and cessation interventions for tobacco users Anemia screening on a routine basis for pregnant women Breast Cancer Genetic Test Counseling (BRCA)for women at higher risk for breast cancer Breast Cancer Mammography screenings every 1 to 2 years for women over 40 Breast Cancer Chemoprevention counseling for women at higher risk Breastfeeding comprehensive support and counseling from trained providers, and access to breastfeeding supplies, for pregnant and nursing women Cervical Cancer screening for sexually active women Chlamydia Infection screening for younger women and other women at higher risk Contraception: Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling, as prescribed by a health care provider for women with reproductive capacity. Domestic and interpersonal violence screening and counseling for all women Folic Acid supplements for women who may become pregnant Gestational diabetes screening for women 24 to 28 weeks pregnant and those at high risk of developing gestational diabetes Gonorrhea screening for all women at higher risk Hepatitis B screening for pregnant women at their first prenatal visit HIV screening and counseling for sexually active women Human Papillomavirus (HPV) DNA Test every 3 years for women with normal cytology results who are 30 or older Osteoporosis screening for women over age 60 depending on risk factors Rh Incompatibility screening for all pregnant women and follow-up testing for women at higher risk Sexually Transmitted Infections counselingfor sexually active women Syphilis screening for all pregnant women or other women at increased risk Tobacco Use screening and interventions for all women, and expanded counseling for pregnant tobacco users Urinary tract or other infection screening for pregnant women Well-woman visits to get recommended services for women under 65 Autism screening for children at 18 and 24 months Behavioral assessments for children at the following ages: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years. Blood Pressure screening for children at the following ages: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years , 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years. Cervical Dysplasia screening for sexually active females Depression screening for adolescents Developmental screening for children under age 3 Dyslipidemia screening for children at higher risk of lipid disorders at the following ages: 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years. Fluoride Chemoprevention supplements for children without fluoride in their water source Gonorrhea preventive medication for the eyes of all newborns Hearing screening for all newborns Height, Weight and Body Mass Index measurements for children at the following ages: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years,11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years. Hematocrit or Hemoglobin screening for children Hemoglobinopathies or sickle cell screening for newborns HIV screening for adolescents at higher risk Hypothyroidism screening for newbornsImmunization vaccines for children from birth to age 18 —doses, recommended ages, and recommended populations vary: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type b, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus, Inactivated Poliovirus, Influenza (Flu Shot), Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Meningococcal, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus, Varicella Iron supplements for children ages 6 to 12 months at risk for anemia Lead screening for children at risk of exposure Medical History for all children throughout development at the following ages: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years. Obesity screening and counseling Oral Health risk assessment for young children Ages: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years. Phenylketonuria (PKU) screening for this genetic disorder in newborns Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) prevention counseling and screening for adolescents at higher risk Tuberculin testing for children at higher risk of tuberculosis at the following ages: 0 to 11 months, 1 to 4 years, 5 to 10 years, 11 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years. Vision screening for all children.This is not a joke or satire. I copied and pasted all this directly from the healthcare.gov website....http://www.conservativehq.com/article/15405-72-absurd-items-obamacare-requires-your-health-insurance-cover
I notice there a lots of caveats like "of a certain group," "of a certain age," "of a higher risk," etc. It looks like an Obama or Bush signing statement limiting the effects of the (and subsequently the cost) area to whatever a bureaucrat thinks is appropriate, not insurance for all.
Depression screening for adolescents
So how long will it be until Congress mandates that everyone must get all of those screenings and tests done???
... and how - remember Obama complained health care costs had skyrocketed - does all this control the cost of health care?
Gynecologists Run Afoul of Panel When Patient Is MaleBy DENISE GRADY Published: November 22, 2013 About two months ago, Dr. Elizabeth Stier was shocked to learn that she would lose a vital credential, board certification as a gynecologist, unless she gave up an important part of her medical practice and her research: taking care of men at high risk for anal cancer. The disease is rare, but it can be fatal and its incidence is increasing, especially among men and women infected with H.I.V. Like cervical cancer, anal cancer is usually caused by the human papillomavirus, or HPV, which is sexually transmitted. Though most of her patients are women, Dr. Stier, who works at Boston Medical Center, also treated about 110 men last year, using techniques adapted from those developed to screen women for cervical cancer. But in September, the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology insisted that its members treat only women, with few exceptions, and identified the procedure in which Dr. Stier has expertise as one that gynecologists are not allowed to perform on men. Doctors cannot ignore such directives from a specialty board, because most need certification to keep their jobs. Now Dr. Stier’s studies are in limbo, her research colleagues are irate, and her male patients are distraught. Other gynecologists who had translated their skills to help male patients are in similar straits. ...[/quote[Full story at New York Times