Screening More Pregnant Women And New Mothers For Depression May Lead To Higher Insurance Rates

On the front of its Business Day section, the New York Times (2/26, B1, Lieber, Subscription Publication) reported on the side effect of a recommendation “that all pregnant women and new mothers be screened for depression,” namely that women found to have postpartum depression may end up paying higher rates for “life and disability insurance” or have difficulty even getting such insurance. The concern among insurers is “the odds of you killing yourself,” or “the likelihood you will not be able to work,” depending on what type of insurance is involved.

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— “An Insurance Penalty From Postpartum Depression,” Ron Lieber, New York Times, February 26, 2016.

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