Tuesday, January 12, 2010

This health care thing might be less stringent than we thought. Back in November, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said women should stop getting mammograms every year--or, in other words, limit the health care options for women. As I predicted, this recommendation was put into the health care bill. That way, when the Feds take over the health care industry, they won't have to pay so much for mammograms.

I guess I wasn't alone in my objection to this breast screening limit. Womens groups, doctors, and mammogram machine makers (predictably) flooded Capitol Hill with calls, and the limit on the number of mammograms a woman may get under any government plan will be removed.

Yes, this is all politics as usual. But that's what happens when you politicize health care.



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