Good news ladies!
All of a sudden you won’t need so many mammograms! Yes that’s right, Ladies. It’s not a problem any longer and you will no longer be covered by insurance need mammograms yearly starting at age 40. You have to wait till 50 and then you will only be covered need a mammogram every two years. Hopefully thousands of you bitches will die faster because Barack Obama and Congress are really sick of women, except for Nancy. Nancy can be The Only Woman Left. If you could just die of breast cancer in your 40s because you didn’t get a mammogram, just think how much more Viagra the system will be able to afford.
In something of a reversal, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that the average woman wait until age 50 to begin routine screening for breast cancer, and only get screened every two years. The previous recommendations — in place since 2002 and backed by the American Cancer Society, radiologists and health professionals — said women should begin routine screening at age 40. Now, to the consternation of some in those groups, the task force says the overall benefit of screening women aged 40 to 49 doesn’t outweigh the risks.
A reversal! Is this a miracle or what!? Eh who cares what the American Cancer Society says. We’ve got the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force to help Prevent Women’s Services. Just in time to cut more women’s health care services out of the Health Care Just For Men Bill. How cool is that? What. A. Coincidence!
Guess what else? The Task Force says you no longer have to perform breast self-examinations. Not necessary. Nope. Besides, if you find a lump you will cost the health care system more money. So cut the crap and don’t go looking for lumps. Just leave it. It’s nothing.
The “Let’s Cut Women’s Health Care Task Force” also says if you broads are 75 or older, you no longer need mammograms at all. You know why? Here’s why:
Additionally, mammography screening of women older than 75 is not considered necessary, since those women may be diagnosed with a cancer that is unlikely to cause a problem in their lifetime.
In other words, you are old so screw you if you get breast cancer. 75 is a very respectable age to die, especially if you’re just a woman. You might even make it to 76, so what’s the beef?
The “Task Force” hasn’t mentioned so far that men over 75 should stop getting prostate exams. I guess that’s planned for later, right?
Gosh, if they could just get that Sharia Law thing moving along, women won’t need to visit doctors at all! Think of all the money that can be saved on their silly medical care. More money for Viagra!
You can listen to the infuriating NPR interview on this subject here. I warn you, you are going to be infuriated as you listen to the condescending crap that leads up to telling you that if you want a mammogram before age 50, it “Will not be reimbursable”. You will also listen to the American Cancer Society representative tell them nicely how horrible this idea is. I also suggest that you read the comment section corresponding to the link at the start of this post, so you can read how many people who had cancer would have been dead if this new “Death For Women” rule were in place when they were diagnosed with cancer.
And then there’s this:
“With its new recommendations, the [task force] is essentially telling women that mammography at age 40 to 49 saves lives; just not enough of them,” Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society.
The organization says it looked at virtually the same data as the task force but came to a different conclusion. “Breast cancer is a serious health problem facing adult women, and mammography is part of our solution beginning at age 40 for average-risk women,” it says. It recommends annual exams beginning at that age.
Experts at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center also voiced concern and said they aren’t changing their screening protocol. “We disagree with their conclusions,” Dr. Therese Bevers said of the task force. “You have to screen more women. It’s the value we put on zero women dying.”
What a horrible place America is becoming for women in just two short years. Care to guess why?
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