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TIGERSandFROGS
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What is scary is, the trend of people who think Government should pay for contraceptions and other pre-cancer scans.

It's scary a 30 year old woman is using a very rare circumstance to motivate her to convince the rest of us, "yes, let's add these monies for all woman under Obamacare"


This is dumb. Don't talk about things you don't understand.

Cancer screenings save money in the long-run, and if they don't then they don't get recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force. I would much rather spend a few bucks a piece to screen a handful of women for breast and cervical cancer than pay for 1 to go through palliative care and hospice as an old woman on Medicare (I'm not sure what the number needed to test is, but I know it's pretty low given the prevalence).

So long as Medicare exists and taxpayers are on the hook for old people with terminal illnesses, nobody that is a fiscal conservative should ever argue against screening tests that are shown to be cost-effective by the USPSTF.






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StarkvilleTigerFan
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Hey-I'm all for cancer screenings paid for the disabled and poor but not birth control. I should not be held responsible for her lifestyle choice. If she wants to lay-she should pay!!!






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Cancer screenings save money in the long-run...


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General health checks involve multiple tests in a person who does not feel ill with the purpose of finding disease early, preventing disease from developing, or providing reassurance. Health checks are a common element of health care in some countries. To many people health checks intuitively make sense, but experience from screening programmes for individual diseases have shown that the benefits may be smaller than expected and the harms greater. One possible harm from health checks is the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that were not destined to cause symptoms or death. Their diagnosis will, therefore, be superfluous and carry the risk of unnecessary treatment.

We identified 16 randomised trials which had compared a group of adults offered general health checks to a group not offered health checks. Results were available from 14 trials, including 182,880 participants. Nine trials studied the risk of death and included 155,899 participants and 11,940 deaths. There was no effect on the risk of death, or on the risk of death due to cardiovascular diseases or cancer. We did not find an effect on the risk of illness but one trial found an increased number of people identified with high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and one trial found an increased number with chronic diseases. One trial reported the total number of new diagnoses per participant and found a 20% increase over six years compared to the control group. No trials compared the total number of new prescriptions but two out of four trials found an increased number of people using drugs for high blood pressure. Two out of four trials found that health checks made people feel somewhat healthier, but this result is not reliable. We did not find that health checks had an effect on the number of admissions to hospital, disability, worry, the number of referrals to specialists, additional visits to the physician, or absence from work, but most of these outcomes were poorly studied. None of the trials reported on the number of follow-up tests after positive screening results, or the amount of surgery used.






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What a loser.



And a slut.






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Sandra Fluke campaigns for Obama in Reno. Draws 10 people


Probably 10 people who thought they had an excellent chance of getting laid if they provided a condom.



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"sexual justice and equity facilitator



ad hoc relationship expeditor =






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New pic from Sack N Save: check out the bearded wacko's socks lower right.



Is that Otto? He's been absent of late.






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