From Congresswoman Lois Capps (D) OWN website:
"This amendment prohibits cost-sharing requirements for Medicaid clinical preventive services (like screening for cancer and heart disease, as well as preventing serious infectious diseases, substance abuse, and vision and hearing disorders) that are rated A & B (highly recommended) by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Why is this worrisome? Because...
The USPSTF recommends against routine screening mammography in women aged 40 to 49 years. The decision to start regular, biennial screening mammography before the age of 50 years should be an individual one and take patient context into account, including the patient's values regarding specific benefits and harms.
Grade: C recommendation.
Answer by NotPanicking at 12:53 PM on Nov. 22, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 12:44 PM on Nov. 22, 2009
Answer by stacymomof2 at 12:48 PM on Nov. 22, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 12:51 PM on Nov. 22, 2009
Answer by purpleducky at 12:57 PM on Nov. 22, 2009
The USPSTF conducts rigorous, impartial assessments of the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of a broad range of clinical preventive services, including screening, counseling, and preventive medications. Its recommendations are considered the "gold standard" for clinical preventive services.
The mission of the USPSTF is to evaluate the benefits of individual services based on age, gender, and risk factors for disease; make recommendations about which preventive services should be incorporated routinely into primary medical care and for which populations; and identify a research agenda for clinical preventive care.
How can they be the "gold standard," if they don't even have an ONCOLOGIST on their "esteemed" panel?
Answer by LoriKeet at 1:01 PM on Nov. 22, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 1:02 PM on Nov. 22, 2009
Answer by Aasiyah at 1:07 PM on Nov. 22, 2009
Answer by Aasiyah at 1:10 PM on Nov. 22, 2009
Answer by stacymomof2 at 1:11 PM on Nov. 22, 2009