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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
September 24, 2014

Preventive Care Linked With Income, Health Insurance Status

JAMA. 2014;312(12):1186. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.11466

By reducing costs and expanding access to health insurance, the Affordable Care Act may help more US residents receive certain clinical preventive services proven to save lives.

Investigators analyzed responses from US adults aged 18 years or older in the National Health Interview Survey in 2011 and 2012. The analysis examined how many participants had received 6 clinical preventive services recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force or the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices and compared responses according to the participants’ insurance status and income levels.

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