Private insurers and Medicare are required to cover services that have an “A” or “B” grade by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). This includes many, but not all, routine cancer screenings and checks. Coverage for services without an “A” or “B” grade varies by plan. (Tip: Always ask your insurance provider what your plan does and does not cover and what your co-pay or additional cancer screening costs may be.)
If you do not have insurance coverage, check out the free and low-cost cancer screenings resource, and look for services for uninsured people so you can get the cancer prevention and early detection care you need.
Medical care in the U.S. can be expensive, especially without insurance coverage. If you are uninsured, there are options to make sure you and your family are covered.