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Beneficiaries access free preventative services under health reform

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June 13, 2012
Sen. Tom Harkin , The Daily Freeman Journal

Many Iowans know that in crafting the Affordable Care Act the landmark health reform law one of my primary goals as Chairman of the U.S. Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee was to increase access to preventive care. Numerous studies have shown the benefits of preventive services, both in reducing chronic disease and in lowering health care costs. Well, according to new data released this month by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Iowans on Medicare are taking advantage of these new opportunities to access preventive care.



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