A Bill To Keep Colonoscopies Free Of Charge For Patients

Under the nation’s new health care laws, most preventative screenings should come at no additional cost to patients.  But what happens when a screening turns into a procedure?  As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, that can happen with colonoscopies — and there’s a bill before the legislature to address the issue.

Here’s the story.

In unrelated health care news, check out this story by Arielle Levin Becker at the Connecticut Mirror.  It’s about a recent vote to allow home care workers and daycare providers to unionize.

This post is part of a partnership with WNPR, NPR, and Kaiser Health News.

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