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Author Topic: To Test or Not to Test  (Read 10082 times)

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Offline iana5252

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To Test or Not to Test
« on: December 10, 2012, 10:54:58 am »
After a build up of forces recommending all baby boomers take a one-time test for hepatitis C (http://is.gd/Qo8yQz and http://is.gd/tqTkbH), a government task force (http://is.gd/ekaUII) threw a monkey wrench in the process by not recommending all baby boomers get tested unless they also had another high risk factor. The biggest issue with this latest opinion is it means insurance companies will not be required to cover the cost of hepatitis C testing.

Our newest blogger, Margaret Dudley, weighed in with her most recent blog (http://is.gd/E1b1SU).

What do you think? Should all baby boomers take a test for hepatitis C? And should the insurance companies be forced to cover the cost?

Offline curiousinsanjose

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Re: To Test or Not to Test
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2012, 02:52:29 pm »
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The biggest issue with this latest opinion is it means insurance companies will not be required to cover the cost of hepatitis C testing.

Totally missed that part. Of course the task force passed on making the insurance companies pay for the test. To much money at stake.

Such a shame as it is a no brainer. Get a quick test and move on with your life.

Offline dot3434

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Re: To Test or Not to Test
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 03:44:26 pm »
Just take the test. I don't get why there is so much debate. There are a million ways you could have been exposed to hepatitis in your youth. Just take a test and know. If you have it, then you start dealing with the consqeunces.

Knowing can save your life!!

 


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