Preventive health care such as regular checkups, tests and shots is an important part of being and staying healthy. Checkups and screenings can detect health problems early, when they're easiest to treat.
Picking a health plan isn't always easy. But a little research and planning before you shop can help you pick a plan that meets your health care needs, and your budget.
Almost all health insurance plans cover preventive health care and services at 100 percent. Just keep in mind that there are limits to the number of preventive care visits covered each year.
Free preventive care means you pay nothing out of pocket for annual checkups and screenings like mammograms, certain immunizations and vaccines, tests for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and other diseases.