I Got a Free Mammogram Thanks to Obamacare

February 6, 2014 at 8:46 PM 3 comments

Obamacare 2-6-14

I had a mammogram on December 21.  Today I got the “Explanation of Benefits” from my insurance company. It categorized the procedure as “preventive care.”

Preventive care?  What a concept.

Billed Charges:  $380.00

Less Discount Disallowed:  $239.40

Insurance Paid Provider:  $140.60

Patient Liability:  00

This is the first time in my life (that I remember) I haven’t had to pay a cent for a mammogram.


A mammogram should be seen as “preventive care” and it should be fully covered.  Why wouldn’t an insurance company want to catch something early?  It could save itself  hundreds of thousands of dollars.

But no.  It took what was practically an act of god to instil that thought into the American psyche and yet Republicans have voted 46 times to repeal it.

I’m a Medicare-for-all gal but I’m so thankful for this change (and for an end to nixing people with a pre-existing condition too — what a relief).

So, thanks.



Entry filed under: Health - Physical and Psychological, President Barack H. Obama and Co., Republicans, Including Wingers & "Moderates".

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. coconutspeak  |  February 6, 2014 at 11:32 PM


  • 2. Karl Gilbert  |  February 7, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    You didn’t get that for free; I have tax returns to prove it.

  • 3. Say It Ain't So Already  |  February 7, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    I pay taxes too. I believe Obamacare mandates free prostate exams for men so you’ll get yours.

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