Today’s New York Times features a front-page news analysis by Kevin Sack about the controversy sparked by the new cancer screening guidelines. The article closes with this graf:
“It’s going to take time, there’s no doubt about it,” said Louise B. Russell, a research professor at the Rutgers University Institute of Health who has studied whether prevention necessarily saves money (and found it does not always do so). “It’s going to take time in part because too many people in this country have had a health insurer say no, and it’s not for a good reason. So they’re not used to having a group come out and say we ought to do less, and it’s because it’s best for you.”
Always good to see one of CJR’s “Excluded Voices” getting some media attention.Greg Marx is an associate editor at CJR. Follow him on Twitter @gregamarx.