Some changes are coming to health care coverage even as Republicansstruggle to replace the Affordable Care Act with their own view ofhealth care coverage—but those changes could pay off for patientsin lower costs and better health.

A New York Times report about value-based insurance design—acarrot approach, rather than a stick—says that while V-BID doesn’tnecessarily lower costs, it does result in patients being morediligent about taking medication and getting recommended screeningsand care.

There’s a V-BID provision in the Affordable Care Act thateliminates cost-sharing for more than 100 preventiveservices, such as vaccinations and cancer screenings, that’sendorsed by four committees of medical experts, the reportsays.

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