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Fact Sheet
February 2012

Emphasizing Preventive Care and Wellness in Medicare

Medicare now provides more preventive and wellness care benefits, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. These benefits mark a milestone in Medicare's efforts to keep beneficiaries healthy, rather than just paying for treatment when they get sick. These benefits also save beneficiaries money by eliminating copayments, co-insurance, and deductibles for many services.

These fact sheets explain the new benefits, why they're important, and how people with Medicare can get these services. The advocate fact sheets are troubleshooting guides that can be used to help enrollees understand these benefits and when they will and won't pay cost-sharing for these services.