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 October 3, 2012  Posted by  Expired

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a good time to consider a mammogram. The National Breast Cancer Foundation recommends that all women over 40 get a mammogram every one to two years. If you have private insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, at least part of the cost of your mammogram should be covered. Under the federal Affordable Health Care Act, if you have a new health insurance plan or insurance policy issued after September 23, 2010, and you are over 40, mammograms must be covered with no copayment or obligation to first meet your deductible.

If you’re uninsured or underinsured, Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) is a good time to get a free or low-cost mammogram. Here are some resources that can help.

Julie Henry

Julie Henry, RN, MPA, is a freelance writer, editor, and project manager who loves the thrill of scoring a good deal. She writes a bi-weekly "On the Cheap" column for the Sun News in Myrtle Beach. In addition to writing about deals and discounts, Julie is an established medical writer. She has done work for a number of national health care organizations, including The Joint Commission, The American Academy of Family Physicians and the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine. Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, she now lives in Myrtle Beach. Julie owns and operates Kansas City on the Cheap, Myrtle Beach on the Cheap, and Charleston on the Cheap.

  2 Responses to “Free and low-cost mammograms 2012”

  1. Julie – thank you for providing this info – I shared it with my friends on Facebook. My sister died of breast cancer in 1989 at only 40 years old. Cost shouldn’t be a factor in getting mammograms.


  2. No, it shouldn’t. So sorry to hear about your sister.

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