Should the Annual Physical Be Scrapped?

14, 2015 – – Doctors continue to debate the well worth of a time-honored custom of health care – – the annual physical evaluation. Some want the once-a-year physical abandoned, predicated on a growing body of research these exams don’t lessen your overall threat of disease or death. But annual checkups help build the relationship between individual and doctor, leaving both better prepared when illness does hit, other doctors respond.But, in suburban Prince George’s County, Md., one-5th of adults are uninsured and while five community treatment centers treated about 6,000 patients last year, many others didn’t get care. ‘A lack of health insurance isn’t the only element determining whether people have usage of care. But many clinics offering free or low-cost health care to low-income residents say they are flooded with people who have let their health slide, for years often, because they haven’t any insurance’ . This content can be republished with kind permission from our friends at The Kaiser Family Foundation. You can view the entire Kaiser Daily Health Plan Record, search the archives, or sign up for email delivery of in-depth coverage of wellness policy developments, discussions and debates. The Daily Health Plan Report is published for Kaisernetwork.org, a free program of The Henry J.