Essential health care benefits that all citizens are entitled to include preventive and wellness, maternity and childcare, ambulatory services, hospitalization and emergency services. Other health care benefits include mental health care, substance abuse services, rehabilitation and management of chronic diseases.
More basic benefits include laboratory services, pediatric services, immunization, vision and oral care services. Where citizens are eligible for Medicaid, the responsible states provides these healthcare benefits. Additionally, the insurance marketplace should have plans to cater for patients of various diseases.
Examples of additional benefits that eligible adults should get include Diabetes screening, Blood Pressure screening, STI screening, prevention, counseling and diet counseling. On the other hand, all children should get immunization against diseases such as Polio, Pneumococcal, Human Papillomavirus, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Mumps, Measles, Influenza and Varicella.
In addition to these basic benefits, people from all occupations should have access to outpatient care, dental services and rehabilitation services and devices such as crutches, vision aids and hearing aids.
The provision of essential health care benefits is a result of the Affordable Care Act, a U.S. regulation that mandates the Health Insurance Marketplace to extend affordable benefits to eligible citizens. Additionally, citizens enjoy some free health care benefits. In this regard, numerous insurance companies subscribe to the stipulations of the Health Insurance Marketplace, boosting the general health care provision in America.