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Mammogram guidelines spark debate over health bill

This article discusses new health guidelines issued for women receiving mammograms. The article details that Republicans feel that the new health recommendations are coming at a time that would yield limitations and ration health care if the health care reform were passed into law. The new health recommendations for mammogram screening now start at the age of 50 rather than 40 years old. Many people, including myself, feel that although money maybe saved by changing the recommendations, many lives may be lost as a result of the change.

Personally the sudden change in the recommendations scares me. These recommendations become mandates for what procedures insurance companies will cover. I find it unethical that the recommendations are being changed to be more lenient at the same time that the United States Government is trying to pass a health care reform. I also feel that this change is only the beginning of many to come. I also saw an article where the recommendations on PAP smears have also been recently changed for women.

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  1. bnjoe
    December 8, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    This is very important to me being that breast cancer runs in my family. These new recommendations are crazy, do you know how many people lives have been saved by doing mammograms at the age of 40 and to move it back to 50 is just insane. So although the Obama Administration is trying to pass this new health care reform, you still choose to move the age requirement back for something that is so important. Why?

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