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Here's another one about Obamacare from James
A lot of preventive services and tests are now covered under Medicare without deductibles or co-pays -- and it's helpful to remind people about the new rules because many don't know to take advantage of them. You can get a Welcome to Medicare doctor's visit when you first sign up for Medicare Part B, as well as an annual wellness visit. Depending on your age and health history, you can also get cervical cancer screenings, high cholesterol screenings, flu shots, pneumonia and hepatitis B shots, mammograms and certain prostate cancer screenings. I wrote about the options in more detail in a column called Take Advantage of Expanded Preventive Care Coverage. You can also find detailed information in the preventive care section of Healthcare.gov.
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Alright, here's one more from Shelly.
Also, I just did an article in Kiplinger's Retirement Report called Sift Through Your Medicare Choices that has a lot more information about what to consider when choosing Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage, and advice for picking a Part D or Medicare Advantage plan during open-enrollment period this year. I hope you find it helpful!
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Thank you all for joining us and for putting some great questions on the table.
Kim, thank you so much for your help!
Thanks everyone for your great questions! Good luck during open-enrollment period. Most people have a lot of good options this year and so many resources for finding the best plans. Great to hear from you!
And for those of you who didn’t get your questions answered, we are hosting another live chat this Thursday, Nov. 15, from 1pm to 3pm ET with planners from the National Association of Personal Finance Advisors. Be sure to join us then.