……..wide-ranging public initiatives to prevent disease and encourage healthy behavior-
……chain restaurants with 20 or more locations will have to provide a calorie count for each standard menu item.
Employers must provide “reasonable break time” for nursing mothers…requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide time for new mothers to express, or pump, breast milk.
Medicaid will cover drugs and counseling to help pregnant women stop smoking………
Health insurance companies will soon have to cover all recommended screenings, preventive care and vaccines, without charging co-payments or deductibles
……each Medicare beneficiary will be entitled to an “annual wellness visit,” in which a doctor can assess the patient’s condition, check for signs of Alzheimer’s disease and draw up a “personalized prevention plan” with a screening schedule for the next five or 10 years.
The new law also allows employers to give stronger incentives to employees who participate in programs to lose weight, stop smoking or improve their health in other ways
Employers can offer rewards equal to 30 percent of the cost of coverage – up from 20 percent under prior law – to employees who participate in such programs.
…..a new federal trust fund will pay for more bicycle paths, playgrounds, sidewalks and hiking trails.