Seniors Looking To Quit Smoking Get More Help From Medicare

Posted By: Staff | Dec 18 2012

Medicare is making it easier for beneficiaries to stamp out cigarettes for good.

Everyone knows that quitting smoking is one of the surest ways to reduce the risk of dying.

But it has taken a long time for some Medicare beneficiaries to get the same kind of help with quitting that’s routinely available to people with private health insurance.

The federal health care law requires coverage of preventive treatments that are recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent medical panel. The coverage is required in new private plans and those that have lost their grandfathered status under the law, and must be provided without cost sharing to members.

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