Under the health-reform legislation in the Senate and House, the USPSTF panel's ratings would serve as the basis for determining which preventive services the government would require insurance plans to cover at little or no cost to patients.
The bill would expand the membership from 16 to 30 and would require a broader array of expertise, including specialists in women's health, geriatrics and health disparities.
The task force would also be designated as an official federal advisory panel, which would make its activities subject to federal laws requiring they be more public. The legislation would also create a "stakeholders board" that the panel would be required to consult; the board would include representatives from the public, disease advocacy groups and the insurance industry.
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