I Wonder How Many of These Health Professionals Advising Women

…to “just do what you’ve always done” in the face of the government breast/cervical cancer panels’ new ~ and hotly disputed ~ guidelines advocate for Obamacare?

Especially since most insurance companies only pay for what the GOVERNMENT recommendations are?

Anything over that and you’re on your own, Shirley.

And all those seniors paying AARP dues when they get thrown under the bus at 75, with NO mammographies recommended? I mean, they’re gonna die some time soon anyway, right? Sooner than later saves money!

6 Responses to “I Wonder How Many of These Health Professionals Advising Women”

  1. Skyler says:

    Hah. But they still pay chiroquackters!

    I remember when they used to put chiroquackters in jail, now they subsidize them.

  2. Ave says:

    Political boobs are everywhere.

  3. Dave E. says:

    From what I have read so far, it seems that most private plans are still going to fund the procedures if a doctor recommends them. For now at least. If so-called health care reform passes in any of its current forms though, you can bet that these types of recommendations will become mandates due to HHS having the authority to determine what exactly is a “qualified plan” and what it covers when.

    Skyler-I have no personal experience with chiropractors since I’ve been fortunate enough to avoid back or neck problems. My grandmother, mother, and one of my sisters have all had major back problems at some point though. All three were told by conventional surgeons that they needed surgery. And all three went to chiropractors first and were fully healed without any surgery. Like I said, I’ve been fortunate. I can tell you though, if I ever do have back or neck problems I’ll try a chiropractor first before I’ll let some surgeon cut me.

  4. Skyler says:

    Just remember that chiropractors believe that spine disalignment can cause the cold, that they can measure spine disalignment through electrical reisistance, and that thousands of people suffer broken necks every year from chiropractors trying to wrench people’s necks.

  5. ricki says:

    For a while, some have been saying every 3 years on Pap smears, for women who are not HPV positive and have had a string of normal ones.

    Yet, when I brought it up with my doctor (I am HPV free and have had >20 years of normal tests), she still says, “Every year is still best, there are rare cases of cancer NOT caused by HPV.” If my insurance refuses to pay, I’LL pay for it MYSELF.

    Until the government says I’m not allowed to.

  6. Dave E. says:

    I’m not up to speed enough to throw blanket statements around. All I’m saying is that I know three people in my family who went to the same one and all three were successfully treated without having to undergo the surgery that the “normal” medical community advised. The problem did not recur for any of them. YMMV.

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