Detrimental Effects of the Health Care Reform

By ConcernedConservative on November 17, 2009

Breast Cancer is the Number 2 killer of women in the United States. The American Cancer Society has recommended annual mammograms beginning at age 40.

The Preventive Services Task Force of the Department of Helath and Human Services recommends against regular mammography tests in women ages 40 to 49. Then, they downplayed the effectiveness of self-examinations. Then, they advised women ages 50 to 74 to receive mammograms every OTHER year.

The horrifying rationale that this government branch gave for this illogical advice was that early frequent screenings usually result in false alarms, unneeded biopsies and do not significantly improve a woman’s odds of survival.

Since the Preventive Services Task Force of the Department of Health and Human Services announced this Monday many people have spoken out in objection.¬† The Cancer Society of America will not change it’s stance on the age at which they believe women should begin to be tested, nor will they change their stance on the frequency with which women should be tested.

This is a prime example of the rationing that will happen as our health care system changes into the health care system that Obama has proposed.

Doctors across the nation are frustrated with the government for publicizing such mal beneficial advice.

“We’ve spent years educating women and the public to do this early detection and now we’ve just taken a 180 and turned the other way,” added Rep. Phillip Roe, R-Tenn.

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