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What Health Care Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act Means to You

If you are thinking about enrolling for coverage from November 1-December 15, 2018 (and you should be if you don’t currently have coverage) here’s what you need to know.

  • Doctor’s visits—Outpatient care you get without being admitted to a hospital such as a doctor’s visit for the flu;
  • Trips to the emergency room—the average cost of which can exceed the average month’s rent;
  • Treatment in the hospital for inpatient care which, for an average three-day stay, can cost $30,000;
  • Care before and after a baby is born—because without insurance, a C-section can cost $50,000;
  • Mental health and substance use disorder services—which include behavioral health treatment, counseling, and psychotherapy—for which cost can be as much of a barrier as stigma;
  • Your prescription drugs—as nearly half of all Americans took a prescription drugs in the last thirty days;
  • Services and devices to help injured individuals recover, as well as those with disabilities or chronic conditions. This includes physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and psychiatric rehabilitation;
  • Lab tests which, as reporters have found, can have widely varying costs even for simple blood tests;
  • Preventive services including counseling, cancer screenings, and vaccines to keep individuals healthy and care for managing chronic diseases; and
  • Pediatric services including dental care and vision care for children.

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