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A national 501 (c)(3) non-profit charity that provides direct services to patients with chronic, life threatening and debilitating diseases to help access care and treatment recommended by their doctor.
Comprehensive health insurance offers some coverage for every aspect of health care, including doctor visits, prescription drugs, hospital stays, and surgery. The Affordable Care Act requires major medical plans to offer these 10 categories of services at a minimum as part of the essential health benefits:
Ambulatory patient services (outpatient care you get without being admitted to a hospital)
Hospitalization (such as surgery)
Pregnancy, maternity, and newborn care
Mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment
Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices (services and devices to help people with injuries, disabilities, or chronic conditions gain or recover mental and physical skills)
Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management
Pediatric services, including pediatric dental and vision
Be sure you are aware of these, and any other benefits available to you, so you ensure you are maximizing your insurance coverage.