USPSTF Depression Screening Proposal Could Spur Cost-Free Coverage

By Amy Lotven / September 21, 2022 at 1:56 PM
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s draft recommendations Tuesday (Sept. 20) that all adults be screened for depression and those 65 and under for anxiety could, if finalized, spur cost-free private insurance coverage for such screenings, depending on how a high-profile lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act’s preventive services provision pans out. A federal judge in Texas recently ruled that the Affordable Care Act provision mandating cost-free preventive coverage violates the Appointment Clause, and the provision’s broader status is currently...

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