Why don’t insurers cover more preventive care?

KEY TAKEAWAY: Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, are responsible for 7 of every 10 deaths among Americans each year and account for 75% of the nation’s health spending. These chronic diseases can be largely preventable through close partnership with a healthcare team, or can be detected through appropriate screenings , when treatment works best.  So why don’t insurers help their customers by suggesting more preventative care? Continue reading