Jan 23, 2017 - Health

Obamacare repeal could also hit employer benefits

Austen Leake / The Tribune-Star via AP

Not only does Obamacare help provide insurance for millions of Americans, it also mandates that insurance companies cover preventive care services and supplies. Why are mammograms, flu shots, colonoscopies, birth control and breast pumps free? Partially, because Obamacare says so, as the Los Angeles Times points out.

With the repeal approaching, some people are worried their benefits will be gone with the law.


  • Preventive care is an Obamacare benefit that affects people well beyond the newly insured.
  • But those benefits are factored into the premiums. They're not free.
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