Patient profile: Kathi Hansen
Kathi Hansen of Wrightstown, Wisconsin, was diagnosed with stage IIB breast cancer in 2003 at age 48. It was found during a routine mammogram that was covered by the health insurance she had through her job. After her diagnosis, Kathi had eight rounds of chemo, a double mastectomy, and ongoing hormonal therapy. She has been cancer-free since. She credits early detection with finding her breast cancer.
F The Affordable Care Act guarantees coverage of preventive care, such as mammograms and colonoscopies, and eliminates the costs to patients for these proven services in all new health plans. It also eliminates co-pays and deductibles for preventive services under Medicare.