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Consumer groups see PPACA preventive services problems

Some consumers wonder if those free PPACA checkups really exist.
Some consumers wonder if those free PPACA checkups really exist.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) made the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) basic preventive services package famous by putting a controversial mandate -- for "free" birth control benefits -- in the package. 

Consumer groups say patients are having trouble using the other, less controversial benefits in the package, such as access to checkups, vaccinations and some cancer screenings.

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