HHS Secretary promotes “coverage to care”

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Sylvia Burwell, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, came to Kansas City Monday to visit with medical students and also promote "coverage to care."

Burwell is encouraging people who are newly insured under the Affordable Care Act to find a health care provider, learn about their benefits, and get care. She says that includes preventive care which may have no out-of-pocket cost.

"A lot of the coverage they're going to be getting is where there are things like no co-pays for certain types of wellness visits or things like cancer screening whether it's a colonoscopy or a mammogram," said Burwell.

Burwell also encouraged Medicaid expansion for Missouri and Kansas, saying it's about economic development for the states.