Welcome to our Weekly Roundup, bringing you a compilation of articles we’ve come across recently to help you stay up to date on some of the latest healthcare news.
This week’s edition includes stories about how healthcare consumers are choosing insurance plans, brief visits with primary care providers and new research about causes of depression.
Insurance coverage issues persist for some genetic testing and preventive services, despite recent improvements in women’s healthcare.
It’s a scenario with which we’re all too familiar: spending two hours of time to get an eight minute visit with a primary care provider.
Low-cost plans remain the highest priority for healthcare consumers choosing insurance coverage, taking precedence over a trusted provider or a well-known insurer.
Aetna plans to exit 70% of its Affordable Care Act markets after losing $200 million in the second quarter of 2016, an ongoing trend among insurers that’s leading to less coverage and competition.
- New research yields important information regarding metabolic “glitches” in the brain, which may lead to better treatments for depression in the future.