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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Obamacare: no EKGs, no mammograms, no prostate screenings

  They laughed at Sarah Palin's "death panels," but here we are again, facing a government ban on a diagnostic test that helps to keep disease in check.
  This time it's EKGs, but it's also been (mysteriously, with the advent of Obamacare) mammograms, prostate exams...
The recommendations, published online in Annals of Internal Medicine, made the test the latest addition to an expanding list of once routine screening tools that have fallen out of favor. Earlier this year, the task forceadvised against regular screening with the prostate specific antigen, or P.S.A., blood test, long considered the gold standard for early detection of prostate cancer. The panel has also come out against measures like annual Pap smears for many women and regular mammograms for women in their 40s.
  How strange, that once the government decides it will take over health care, diagnostic tests are being eliminated.

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