Health Imagining  |  January 20, 2016

On Jan. 18, JAMA published a Viewpoint piece by Georgetown’s Kenneth Lin, MD, MPH, and Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, stating that the recently passed Consolidated Appropriations Act effectively forces private insurers to follow not the latest USPSTF guidelines but those from 2002.

The earlier version recommended screening every one to two years starting at age 40.

“Although many women’s health advocates applauded the congressional mandate, it actually undermines women’s rights to make informed decisions based on the best scientific evidence,” write Lin and Gostin.

Read more here.