The Health Reform Law and Prevention – What It Means

Health reform means millions of Americans will be spared from preventable diseases – like heart disease and diabetes – resulting in major savings in health care costs and improved productivity.

The Health Reform Law and Preventative Care

  • Health insurance companies providing new group or individual plans will now be required to offer the most effective, proven preventive services, with no co-payments or deductibles, like immunizations, diabetes, cholesterol and colorectal cancer screenings, and prenatal health care.
  • People covered by Medicare Part B will receive annual wellness visits and a personalized prevention plan, with no co-payment or deductibles.

How the Health Reform Law Will Help Proven Community Disease Prevention Programs

  • Every state and thousands of neighborhoods around the country will be eligible to receive grants to support proven, effective disease prevention programs that help make healthy choices easier for Americans, such as improving nutrition in schools, smoking quit lines, walking trails and injury prevention programs.
  • Chain restaurants will be required to provide nutrition labeling of standard menu items, providing Americans with the information they need to make educated decisions when ordering.