August 15, 2015

IF YOU WANT TO WASTE MONEY, WASTE YOUR OWN:

Breast Cancer Panel May Force Women To Pay for Mammography Screenings (Karen Iris Tucker, August 13, 2015, Forward)

An April 20 draft of the guidelines, which the task force is slated to finalize sometime this year, assigns a C grade to mammography for women ages 40 to 49. Under the Affordable Care Act, heath plans typically cover preventive services at no additional cost to the patient -- but only if the service receives a grade A or B recommendation from the USPSTF. If the USPSTF's draft is finalized as is, it could mean women in their 40s will lose guaranteed mammography coverage and may face the burden of out-of-pocket costs.




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