Preventive Care Underused in America

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Preventive Care Underused in America

In an effort to increase their healthcare savings, many Americans are passing on healthcare screenings and other services they should be using. According to The Health Report to the American People published by Citizens' Health Care Working Group, preventive care for diabetes and heart disease is greatly underused, as is treatment for depression. Vaccines and colonoscopies are also not utilized enough.

If you have inadequate insurance or do not have the income to pay for preventive care, talk to your healthcare provider about financial help. Programs, such as Medicaid, are often available to help pay for your preventive care.

   

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