Editor’s Note: National Men’s Health Week is important to everyone in the HIV community. We encourage our readers to learn more about this observance.
A statement by Deputy Secretary Bill Corr
National Men’s Health Week, June 9-15, which concludes with Father’s Day, is a good time to focus on how men can take control of their health. That includes eating right, being active, and taking advantage of certain preventive services, such as screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, and diabetes.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, insurers must cover recommended preventive services at no out-of-pocket charge. The affordable health coverage that more than 8 million Americans signed up for through the Health Insurance Marketplace is a crucial step that they have taken to invest in their health, as well as their families’ security and peace of mind.
The next open enrollment period starts in November, but you may be able to sign up for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace before then under special circumstances, such as getting married, having a child, or losing job-based coverage.
We encourage all men to schedule a check-up with their health care provider and get the care they need to get and stay healthy. And to the wonderful men in our lives: Happy Father’s Day!