As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act turns three this week, the Obama administration is praising the law for slowing down health costs while providing more value for consumers.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday that roughly 71 million Americans in private health insurance plans received at least one free preventive health care service—such as a mammogram or flu shot—in 2011 and 2012 because of health reform.

Additionally, an estimated 34 million Americans in traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans have received at least one preventive service.

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