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Feds Close Insurance Loopholes on Contraception, Other Preventative Care

May 13, 2015

(Dallas Morning News) – From contraception to colonoscopies, the Obama administration Monday closed a series of insurance loopholes on coverage of preventive care. The department of Health and Human Services said insurers must cover at least one birth control option under each of 18 methods approved by the FDA — without copays. Also, insurers can’t charge patients for anesthesia services in connection with colonoscopies to screen for cancer risk.

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