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Court Ruling May Spur Competitive Health Plans to Bring Back Copays for Preventive Services

Tom and Mary Jo York are a health-conscious couple, going in for annual physicals and periodic colorectal cancer screening tests. Mary Jo, whose mother and aunts had breast cancer, also gets regular mammography tests. The Yorks, who live in New Berlin, Wisconsin, are enrolled in Chorus Community Health Plans, which, like most of the nation’s health plans, is required by the Affordable Care Act to pay for those preventive services, and more than 100 others, without charging deductibles or copays. Tom York, 57, said he appreciates the law’s mandate because until this year the deductible on his plan was $5,000, meaning that without that ACA provision, he and his ...

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