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    Default Feds Recommend Cutting Number of Mammograms, Why You Should Take Notice

    A federal panel recommended today that women over 40 cut back on the number of mammograms they get:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...111602822.html

    This comes six months after the CDC sounded a warning that wome over 40 WERE NOT GETTING MAMMOGRAMS OFTEN ENOUGH:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...051102792.html

    Why the change?

    Because if heathcare reform passes, the Feds will be the ones who end up paying for mammograms. While this is only a recommendation, and not a policy shift, it carries no weight, yet it should serve as a warning about how your government will be handling healthcare if it is allowed to.

    This report comes from a panel put together by the government to look at the issue: Breast Cancer and Mammograms.

    This panel did not have a single Oncologist (that is a Doctor who specializes in Cancer).

    So while the panel was made up of a bunch of Doctors, none of them were experts on cancer. You get a mammogram to detect breast cancer.

    Bottom line: This has nothing to do with health and everything to do with $$$$.

    This is the kind of thing that the government is currently sliming the Insurance Companies for doing. Face it, when it comes time for the government to pay the bills, they will do the exact same kinds of things that we hate the insurance companies for doing. Except that it's easier to swithc insurance than governments.

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    Ahhh...So this is HOPE and CHANGE. Great.
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    Uh, yeah, but that's preemptive criticism.

    Right now insurance companies are the ones screwing us. Government - we gotta give them the benefit of the doubt right now. Becoz in almost every other country in the world, government-run healthcare just walks all over the crazy system we have here.

    If that public option sucks when it's in place and running, then it'll be time to criticize it. Right now, Kaiser Permanente, Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna - they're the one doing the dirty work in my neck of the woods.
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    Right, so we can have the government telling us we don't need this or that instead of the insurance company telling us we don't need this or that.

    Our health care system in this country sucks because it's overpriced, but treatment wise (if you have the money) it's the best.

    Somewhere we need to find a good middle ground.
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    and somewhere, another person is reading 1984, and realizing that is what america is turning into...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
    Bottom line: This has nothing to do with health and everything to do with $$$$.

    This is the kind of thing that the government is currently sliming the Insurance Companies for doing. Face it, when it comes time for the government to pay the bills, they will do the exact same kinds of things that we hate the insurance companies for doing. Except that it's easier to swithc insurance than governments.

    I'd love to hear your reasoning behind this. Every health care plan proposed in Congress so far won't be run by public dollars. The government will basically foot the bill to get the ball rolling, but it will be self-sustained with patient premiums.

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    It is my undertsanding that these new guidelines are more in line with what the rest of the world already uses, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    It is my undertsanding that these new guidelines are more in line with what the rest of the world already uses, no?
    This is line with what Canada has been doing for years. For the record, every study that i have seen states that Canadians have a higher survival rate for breast cancer (and every other kind of cancer for that matter).

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    Part of the reason insurance is so high now is because doctors have been requesting too many exams and preventative tests. Not to discourage yearly mammograms, but women can easily test themselves too.
    Is it a government conspiracy to head-off future costs? I doubt it because other countries use these kinds of cost controls as well and have better life expectancies than we do.

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    UGH!! This just pisses me off! The government NEEDS to stay THE HELL AWAY from women, and WHAT WE CHOOSE to do with our bodies damn it!

    They can stick it up their tight asses (my even be able to shit), because I for one am going for another mammogram soon. I HAVE to have on EVERY year because I'm at high risk for breast cancer......I'LL DARE ANYONE to tell ME what I can or cannot do with MY BODY thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmie5150 View Post
    UGH!! This just pisses me off! The government NEEDS to stay THE HELL AWAY from women, and WHAT WE CHOOSE to do with our bodies damn it!

    They can stick it up their tight asses (my even be able to shit), because I for one am going for another mammogram soon. I HAVE to have on EVERY year because I'm at high risk for breast cancer......I'LL DARE ANYONE to tell ME what I can or cannot do with MY BODY thank you.
    UM, the reconmondations are for those who are NOT at high risk or have a family history....these are guidelines for those who do not fit those categories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    UM, the reconmondations are for those who are NOT at high risk or have a family history....these are guidelines for those who do not fit those categories.

    Yeah, I know. I just got pissed for a sec. HAD to get it out


    Anyways, I think that the government should stay out of it.

    I think it's a great idea for ALL women to get a yearly mammogram...if my mom had done that, then she may still be here.

    I miss my mama.

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    And Kimmie, aren't you the least bit concerned with the anti-abortion amendments in the bill that are being pushed by Republicans? Wonder where all the Republican protests were, for years, when premiums paid to Blue Cross were used for abortions? Now Michael Steele and the RNC are suddenly against that too. Ah well.........

 

 

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