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By Bob Moos
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 

Many of Medicare's preventive screenings come at no cost to you


How often have you tried to ignore an ache or pain by telling yourself, “Maybe if I do nothing, it’ll go away.” Sometimes, that works. But wishful thinking isn’t the best way to take care of yourself.

Medicare has put a new emphasis on preventive health care.

A few years ago, Medicare mostly concerned itself with paying for your treatment after you got sick. Now, it’s also focused on helping you stay healthy and avoid diseases and illnesses in the first place.

People with Medicare are entitled to a broad range of exams, lab tests and screenings to detect health problems early, whe...

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