Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Unnecessary (Costly) Mammography Tests

...And so it begins.

Here is a beginning sign of Health care guideline rationing to come from government sponsored entities legislating recommended cost saving effectiveness.

The new government recommendations, released Monday by the Preventive Services Task Force of the Department of Health and Human Services, recommend against regular mammography tests in women aged 40 to 49. The guidelines also downplay the effectiveness of self-examinations and advise that women aged 50 to 74 years receive mammograms every other year.

Here we are witnessing one of Obama's costly "unnecessary tests" in the making.

Breast cancer is the number two cancer killer of women in the U.S. but for all the 'talk' about prevention one of the very first things to go, under analytical examination of costs vs effectiveness, is early detection coverage.

Make no mistake- it won't be covered if the guidelines are changed.

Is this a manipulation to get Insurance Companies to fall into the trap of not covering these exams? Sure. If they don't have to pay for it they are not going too.

Then, after you complain to high heaven about not being covered, you can turn to your Obama/Kathleen Sebelius/Nancy-Ann DeParle/ Government Health care plan who also won't cover you- lest we forget who directed the rationing guidelines to begin with.

This is insurance reform, right?

Your Health care just took a giant leap towards improvement? Yes?

Of course you MAY still have an option to pay for exams out of your own pocket between 40-49...MAY...or there may be a plan to cover you - depending on the premium you can afford and further 'guidelines' we haven't even imagined yet.

The Party of mandatory Revenue and cost controlled No-Care has delivered a message.

Are you listening?


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