Tag Archives: Colonoscopy

Insurance coverage for a colonoscopy: Be sure to read the fine print

Woman holding her belly

Two weeks ago on the WCSH6 Morning Report, I talked about the importance of early detection of colorectal cancer and shared some information about insurance coverage for screening tests: The Affordable Care Act requires that all private health plans cover colorectal cancer screening tests as a preventive service without any out-of-pocket costs to patients, even if polyps are detected […]

How Bill Nemitz May Have Cheated Colon Cancer


Sharing what’s on his mind is what Portland Press Herald columnist Bill Nemitz does for a living. Sometimes though, it takes more than words to get people to pay attention. Telling everyone over 50, for instance, that they really need to have a colonoscopy. It can prevent colon cancer. You know you should schedule one, but you’ve […]

A Colonoscopy? Do I Have to?

If you’re over 50 and haven’t had a colonoscopy yet, what’s your excuse? If you say you can’t afford one because you don’t have insurance − if you live in Maine, you can throw that excuse right out the window. Maine is fortunate to be one of 26 states and tribal organizations to receive a grant from […]