Have you signed up for health insurance recently? You have? That’s great! When you signed up, you may have heard something about free preventive care.
Here’s what that means: With your insurance, you won’t have to pay for things like regular checkups, well-woman visits, vaccinations, and screenings. They’re free! Those “preventive care” visits in your network are covered by your insurance for free. No co-pay. Nothing “out of pocket.” And they won’t count towards your deductible. (Check out a full list of what kinds of services are covered for free for adults, female, and kids.)
If you’re healthy right now, you might be thinking that you don’t need to see a doctor for preventive care. Or that you don’t need a “primary care provider” — that’s someone you can go to for checkups.
Here are five reasons why it’s important to use preventive care regularly, even when you’re not sick and you don’t need help right away.
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