Affordability for Colon Cancer Screening

Fact is, most insurance plans cover it.

Under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), the health care reform law passed in 2010, most insurance plans must cover screening for colorectal cancer. Depending on your insurance plan, you may be able to get screened at no cost to you. Contact your insurance company to learn more.


  • If you have Medicare, colorectal cancer screenings (both colonoscopies and fecal occult blood tests) are free. Find out more about your Medicare coverage for different cancer screening tests.
  • If you have Medicaid, a colorectal cancer screening may not be covered unless you have symptoms. Check if your state provides Medicaid coverage for colorectal cancer screenings.
  • If you are uninsured, you can still get important screening tests for a small fee for free of charge. To learn more, find a health center near you.