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No-cost tests for Medicare B recipients

The Supreme Court decision in June upholding the Affordable Care Act and the results of the presidential election in November mean health care reform -- or Obamacare -- has a feeling of permanence. Here's an update on some no-cost preventive tests and services available for Medicare Part B recipients under the new health care law.

Flu shot (once a year)

Diabetes screening (once a year)

Cholesterol screening (once every five years)

Bone density measurement (once every two years)

Mammogram screening (once a year)

Prostate cancer screening (once a year)

Colonoscopy (once every two years for people at high risk; once every 10 years for others).

For a complete list of covered tests and screenings, go to bit.ly/medicare-screenings.

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