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Imogene
12-16-2008, 03:08 PM
Below are examples of the types of preventive services Americans should receive. Have you gotten the
prevention you should have? If not, how can public policy help?

EXAMPLES OF RECOMMENDED PREVENTIVE SCREENINGS
Screening Mammography:
. All of the major professional societies that make recommendations about breast cancer
screening recommend that women by age 50 and older get a routine annual screening
mammography for breast cancer. Many of these societies recommend that women
should undergo such screening at age 40.14
. Yet, only 71.8 percent of women age 50-64 and 63.8 percent of women 65 or older
received a screening mammogram in 2005.15
Flu Shots:
. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all adults over the
age of 50 receive an annual vaccine against influenza.16
. Yet, in 2006, only 45.9 percent of adults over the age of 50 received a flu shot.17
Cholesterol Screening:
. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that doctors routinely screen
men ages 35 years and older and women ages 45 years and older for high cholesterol.18
. Yet, according to data from 2007, only 74.9 percent of adults in the U.S. had their
cholesterol checked within the past five years.19

Imogene
12-16-2008, 03:08 PM
Below are examples of the types of preventive services Americans should receive. Have you gotten the
prevention you should have? If not, how can public policy help?

EXAMPLES OF RECOMMENDED PREVENTIVE SCREENINGS
Screening Mammography:
. All of the major professional societies that make recommendations about breast cancer
screening recommend that women by age 50 and older get a routine annual screening
mammography for breast cancer. Many of these societies recommend that women
should undergo such screening at age 40.14
. Yet, only 71.8 percent of women age 50-64 and 63.8 percent of women 65 or older
received a screening mammogram in 2005.15
Flu Shots:
. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all adults over the
age of 50 receive an annual vaccine against influenza.16
. Yet, in 2006, only 45.9 percent of adults over the age of 50 received a flu shot.17
Cholesterol Screening:
. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that doctors routinely screen
men ages 35 years and older and women ages 45 years and older for high cholesterol.18
. Yet, according to data from 2007, only 74.9 percent of adults in the U.S. had their
cholesterol checked within the past five years.19

Imogene
12-16-2008, 03:08 PM
Below are examples of the types of preventive services Americans should receive. Have you gotten the
prevention you should have? If not, how can public policy help?

EXAMPLES OF RECOMMENDED PREVENTIVE SCREENINGS
Screening Mammography:
. All of the major professional societies that make recommendations about breast cancer
screening recommend that women by age 50 and older get a routine annual screening
mammography for breast cancer. Many of these societies recommend that women
should undergo such screening at age 40.14
. Yet, only 71.8 percent of women age 50-64 and 63.8 percent of women 65 or older
received a screening mammogram in 2005.15
Flu Shots:
. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all adults over the
age of 50 receive an annual vaccine against influenza.16
. Yet, in 2006, only 45.9 percent of adults over the age of 50 received a flu shot.17
Cholesterol Screening:
. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that doctors routinely screen
men ages 35 years and older and women ages 45 years and older for high cholesterol.18
. Yet, according to data from 2007, only 74.9 percent of adults in the U.S. had their
cholesterol checked within the past five years.19

Imogene
12-16-2008, 03:08 PM
Below are examples of the types of preventive services Americans should receive. Have you gotten the
prevention you should have? If not, how can public policy help?

EXAMPLES OF RECOMMENDED PREVENTIVE SCREENINGS
Screening Mammography:
. All of the major professional societies that make recommendations about breast cancer
screening recommend that women by age 50 and older get a routine annual screening
mammography for breast cancer. Many of these societies recommend that women
should undergo such screening at age 40.14
. Yet, only 71.8 percent of women age 50-64 and 63.8 percent of women 65 or older
received a screening mammogram in 2005.15
Flu Shots:
. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all adults over the
age of 50 receive an annual vaccine against influenza.16
. Yet, in 2006, only 45.9 percent of adults over the age of 50 received a flu shot.17
Cholesterol Screening:
. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that doctors routinely screen
men ages 35 years and older and women ages 45 years and older for high cholesterol.18
. Yet, according to data from 2007, only 74.9 percent of adults in the U.S. had their
cholesterol checked within the past five years.19

Imogene
12-16-2008, 03:08 PM
Below are examples of the types of preventive services Americans should receive. Have you gotten the
<br />prevention you should have? If not, how can public policy help?
<br />
<br />EXAMPLES OF RECOMMENDED PREVENTIVE SCREENINGS
<br />Screening Mammography:
<br />. All of the major professional societies that make recommendations about breast cancer
<br />screening recommend that women by age 50 and older get a routine annual screening
<br />mammography for breast cancer. Many of these societies recommend that women
<br />should undergo such screening at age 40.14
<br />. Yet, only 71.8 percent of women age 50-64 and 63.8 percent of women 65 or older
<br />received a screening mammogram in 2005.15
<br />Flu Shots:
<br />. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all adults over the
<br />age of 50 receive an annual vaccine against influenza.16
<br />. Yet, in 2006, only 45.9 percent of adults over the age of 50 received a flu shot.17
<br />Cholesterol Screening:
<br />. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that doctors routinely screen
<br />men ages 35 years and older and women ages 45 years and older for high cholesterol.18
<br />. Yet, according to data from 2007, only 74.9 percent of adults in the U.S. had their
<br />cholesterol checked within the past five years.19

Landy
12-16-2008, 04:48 PM
yearly mammograms=yes
yearly flu shots=yes
cholesterol screening=getting it checked the end of this month as a matter of fact<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">

Possibly more gov't sponsored TV commercials promoting these tests would help raise awareness.
When pharmaceutical companies remind us of tests, medical conditions, etc. I tend to dismiss it as them only caring about us getting placed on one of their meds.*shrugs*

Landy
12-16-2008, 04:48 PM
yearly mammograms=yes
yearly flu shots=yes
cholesterol screening=getting it checked the end of this month as a matter of fact<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">

Possibly more gov't sponsored TV commercials promoting these tests would help raise awareness.
When pharmaceutical companies remind us of tests, medical conditions, etc. I tend to dismiss it as them only caring about us getting placed on one of their meds.*shrugs*

Landy
12-16-2008, 04:48 PM
yearly mammograms=yes
yearly flu shots=yes
cholesterol screening=getting it checked the end of this month as a matter of fact<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">

Possibly more gov't sponsored TV commercials promoting these tests would help raise awareness.
When pharmaceutical companies remind us of tests, medical conditions, etc. I tend to dismiss it as them only caring about us getting placed on one of their meds.*shrugs*

Landy
12-16-2008, 04:48 PM
yearly mammograms=yes
yearly flu shots=yes
cholesterol screening=getting it checked the end of this month as a matter of fact<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">

Possibly more gov't sponsored TV commercials promoting these tests would help raise awareness.
When pharmaceutical companies remind us of tests, medical conditions, etc. I tend to dismiss it as them only caring about us getting placed on one of their meds.*shrugs*

Landy
12-16-2008, 04:48 PM
yearly mammograms=yes
<br />yearly flu shots=yes
<br />cholesterol screening=getting it checked the end of this month as a matter of fact<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0">
<br />
<br />Possibly more gov't sponsored TV commercials promoting these tests would help raise awareness.
<br />When pharmaceutical companies remind us of tests, medical conditions, etc. I tend to dismiss it as them only caring about us getting placed on one of their meds.*shrugs*

serendipity730
12-16-2008, 04:51 PM
If insurance companies and physicians had more incentives to ensure people participate in preventative medicine, I believe these numbers would be higher. Until a few years ago, I had to pay $25 for a flu shot each year, a fee my insurance did not cover. This may be cost prohibitive for some. Increasing access to screening would also help. However, some individuals will always chose not to partake in screening, regardless of availability or affordability.

serendipity730
12-16-2008, 04:51 PM
If insurance companies and physicians had more incentives to ensure people participate in preventative medicine, I believe these numbers would be higher. Until a few years ago, I had to pay $25 for a flu shot each year, a fee my insurance did not cover. This may be cost prohibitive for some. Increasing access to screening would also help. However, some individuals will always chose not to partake in screening, regardless of availability or affordability.

serendipity730
12-16-2008, 04:51 PM
If insurance companies and physicians had more incentives to ensure people participate in preventative medicine, I believe these numbers would be higher. Until a few years ago, I had to pay $25 for a flu shot each year, a fee my insurance did not cover. This may be cost prohibitive for some. Increasing access to screening would also help. However, some individuals will always chose not to partake in screening, regardless of availability or affordability.

serendipity730
12-16-2008, 04:51 PM
If insurance companies and physicians had more incentives to ensure people participate in preventative medicine, I believe these numbers would be higher. Until a few years ago, I had to pay $25 for a flu shot each year, a fee my insurance did not cover. This may be cost prohibitive for some. Increasing access to screening would also help. However, some individuals will always chose not to partake in screening, regardless of availability or affordability.

serendipity730
12-16-2008, 04:51 PM
If insurance companies and physicians had more incentives to ensure people participate in preventative medicine, I believe these numbers would be higher. Until a few years ago, I had to pay $25 for a flu shot each year, a fee my insurance did not cover. This may be cost prohibitive for some. Increasing access to screening would also help. However, some individuals will always chose not to partake in screening, regardless of availability or affordability.

kmaried
12-23-2008, 01:55 AM
Honestly, I think a lot of people don't get these services just because they don't feel like getting them. It doesn't matter how much the government spends on any public policy.

My dad is a stubborn 65 year old man. You tell him to get a flu shot (free, even) he won't. A lot of people don't like shots. Having CF I get a flu shot every year, but have had to beg, drag, and bribe my boyfriends to get one for my benefit... I've found that flu shots are available through corporate programs, walmart, ymcas, rite aid, anywhere for about $20-$25 which is not cost prohibitive for most. It's a matter of desire.

kmaried
12-23-2008, 01:55 AM
Honestly, I think a lot of people don't get these services just because they don't feel like getting them. It doesn't matter how much the government spends on any public policy.

My dad is a stubborn 65 year old man. You tell him to get a flu shot (free, even) he won't. A lot of people don't like shots. Having CF I get a flu shot every year, but have had to beg, drag, and bribe my boyfriends to get one for my benefit... I've found that flu shots are available through corporate programs, walmart, ymcas, rite aid, anywhere for about $20-$25 which is not cost prohibitive for most. It's a matter of desire.

kmaried
12-23-2008, 01:55 AM
Honestly, I think a lot of people don't get these services just because they don't feel like getting them. It doesn't matter how much the government spends on any public policy.

My dad is a stubborn 65 year old man. You tell him to get a flu shot (free, even) he won't. A lot of people don't like shots. Having CF I get a flu shot every year, but have had to beg, drag, and bribe my boyfriends to get one for my benefit... I've found that flu shots are available through corporate programs, walmart, ymcas, rite aid, anywhere for about $20-$25 which is not cost prohibitive for most. It's a matter of desire.

kmaried
12-23-2008, 01:55 AM
Honestly, I think a lot of people don't get these services just because they don't feel like getting them. It doesn't matter how much the government spends on any public policy.

My dad is a stubborn 65 year old man. You tell him to get a flu shot (free, even) he won't. A lot of people don't like shots. Having CF I get a flu shot every year, but have had to beg, drag, and bribe my boyfriends to get one for my benefit... I've found that flu shots are available through corporate programs, walmart, ymcas, rite aid, anywhere for about $20-$25 which is not cost prohibitive for most. It's a matter of desire.

kmaried
12-23-2008, 01:55 AM
Honestly, I think a lot of people don't get these services just because they don't feel like getting them. It doesn't matter how much the government spends on any public policy.
<br />
<br />My dad is a stubborn 65 year old man. You tell him to get a flu shot (free, even) he won't. A lot of people don't like shots. Having CF I get a flu shot every year, but have had to beg, drag, and bribe my boyfriends to get one for my benefit... I've found that flu shots are available through corporate programs, walmart, ymcas, rite aid, anywhere for about $20-$25 which is not cost prohibitive for most. It's a matter of desire.

saveferris2009
12-23-2008, 12:27 PM
consequences. if you don't get these preventative exams, you don't get medicaire for the following year.

that would do quite a bit to light a fire to get people to comply.

this is tax payer money and if people want to benefit from free money, there should be some guidelines as to what you have to do to benefit from free services...

saveferris2009
12-23-2008, 12:27 PM
consequences. if you don't get these preventative exams, you don't get medicaire for the following year.

that would do quite a bit to light a fire to get people to comply.

this is tax payer money and if people want to benefit from free money, there should be some guidelines as to what you have to do to benefit from free services...

saveferris2009
12-23-2008, 12:27 PM
consequences. if you don't get these preventative exams, you don't get medicaire for the following year.

that would do quite a bit to light a fire to get people to comply.

this is tax payer money and if people want to benefit from free money, there should be some guidelines as to what you have to do to benefit from free services...

saveferris2009
12-23-2008, 12:27 PM
consequences. if you don't get these preventative exams, you don't get medicaire for the following year.

that would do quite a bit to light a fire to get people to comply.

this is tax payer money and if people want to benefit from free money, there should be some guidelines as to what you have to do to benefit from free services...

saveferris2009
12-23-2008, 12:27 PM
consequences. if you don't get these preventative exams, you don't get medicaire for the following year.
<br />
<br />that would do quite a bit to light a fire to get people to comply.
<br />
<br />this is tax payer money and if people want to benefit from free money, there should be some guidelines as to what you have to do to benefit from free services...

tarheel
12-24-2008, 12:27 AM
yes I have all the nessisary preventative healthcare stuff nessisary for me Even bone density scans. I believe that upping copays for non compliance, and lowering for compliance would be an effective policy.

tarheel
12-24-2008, 12:27 AM
yes I have all the nessisary preventative healthcare stuff nessisary for me Even bone density scans. I believe that upping copays for non compliance, and lowering for compliance would be an effective policy.

tarheel
12-24-2008, 12:27 AM
yes I have all the nessisary preventative healthcare stuff nessisary for me Even bone density scans. I believe that upping copays for non compliance, and lowering for compliance would be an effective policy.

tarheel
12-24-2008, 12:27 AM
yes I have all the nessisary preventative healthcare stuff nessisary for me Even bone density scans. I believe that upping copays for non compliance, and lowering for compliance would be an effective policy.

tarheel
12-24-2008, 12:27 AM
yes I have all the nessisary preventative healthcare stuff nessisary for me Even bone density scans. I believe that upping copays for non compliance, and lowering for compliance would be an effective policy.

ginandbrea
12-26-2008, 06:11 AM
It does ALL come down to money, but more importantly education/awareness... People need more education and awareness on healthcare...

Mammograms should be performed before age 40 in my opinion. I have a history in my family, my insurance will cover a mamo at 40, but when each year since age 32 I have elected to have a mamo and paid for it myself. Breast cancer is something we see all too often and because of my family history I cannot afford to ignore it.

I never received flu shots until it was recommended as a protection for my daughter. My insurance does not cover it so I pay the $20 and get it done.

My husband has high cholesterol and high blood pressure, takes meds for both. He tries to control it with diet and excercise, he isn't non-compliant, I really believe it can be genetic.

ginandbrea
12-26-2008, 06:11 AM
It does ALL come down to money, but more importantly education/awareness... People need more education and awareness on healthcare...

Mammograms should be performed before age 40 in my opinion. I have a history in my family, my insurance will cover a mamo at 40, but when each year since age 32 I have elected to have a mamo and paid for it myself. Breast cancer is something we see all too often and because of my family history I cannot afford to ignore it.

I never received flu shots until it was recommended as a protection for my daughter. My insurance does not cover it so I pay the $20 and get it done.

My husband has high cholesterol and high blood pressure, takes meds for both. He tries to control it with diet and excercise, he isn't non-compliant, I really believe it can be genetic.

ginandbrea
12-26-2008, 06:11 AM
It does ALL come down to money, but more importantly education/awareness... People need more education and awareness on healthcare...

Mammograms should be performed before age 40 in my opinion. I have a history in my family, my insurance will cover a mamo at 40, but when each year since age 32 I have elected to have a mamo and paid for it myself. Breast cancer is something we see all too often and because of my family history I cannot afford to ignore it.

I never received flu shots until it was recommended as a protection for my daughter. My insurance does not cover it so I pay the $20 and get it done.

My husband has high cholesterol and high blood pressure, takes meds for both. He tries to control it with diet and excercise, he isn't non-compliant, I really believe it can be genetic.

ginandbrea
12-26-2008, 06:11 AM
It does ALL come down to money, but more importantly education/awareness... People need more education and awareness on healthcare...

Mammograms should be performed before age 40 in my opinion. I have a history in my family, my insurance will cover a mamo at 40, but when each year since age 32 I have elected to have a mamo and paid for it myself. Breast cancer is something we see all too often and because of my family history I cannot afford to ignore it.

I never received flu shots until it was recommended as a protection for my daughter. My insurance does not cover it so I pay the $20 and get it done.

My husband has high cholesterol and high blood pressure, takes meds for both. He tries to control it with diet and excercise, he isn't non-compliant, I really believe it can be genetic.

ginandbrea
12-26-2008, 06:11 AM
It does ALL come down to money, but more importantly education/awareness... People need more education and awareness on healthcare...
<br />
<br />Mammograms should be performed before age 40 in my opinion. I have a history in my family, my insurance will cover a mamo at 40, but when each year since age 32 I have elected to have a mamo and paid for it myself. Breast cancer is something we see all too often and because of my family history I cannot afford to ignore it.
<br />
<br />I never received flu shots until it was recommended as a protection for my daughter. My insurance does not cover it so I pay the $20 and get it done.
<br />
<br />My husband has high cholesterol and high blood pressure, takes meds for both. He tries to control it with diet and excercise, he isn't non-compliant, I really believe it can be genetic.

Tammy15
07-27-2009, 05:20 PM
mamogram yes cause my doctor is pretty foreceful about it. I just don't like getting it, you can;t tell me science could not come up with a better machine that does not hurt. Flu shot makes me sick last time I got one was the worse case of the flu I ever had.

Tammy15
07-27-2009, 05:20 PM
mamogram yes cause my doctor is pretty foreceful about it. I just don't like getting it, you can;t tell me science could not come up with a better machine that does not hurt. Flu shot makes me sick last time I got one was the worse case of the flu I ever had.

Tammy15
07-27-2009, 05:20 PM
mamogram yes cause my doctor is pretty foreceful about it. I just don't like getting it, you can;t tell me science could not come up with a better machine that does not hurt. Flu shot makes me sick last time I got one was the worse case of the flu I ever had.

Tammy15
07-27-2009, 05:20 PM
mamogram yes cause my doctor is pretty foreceful about it. I just don't like getting it, you can;t tell me science could not come up with a better machine that does not hurt. Flu shot makes me sick last time I got one was the worse case of the flu I ever had.

Tammy15
07-27-2009, 05:20 PM
mamogram yes cause my doctor is pretty foreceful about it. I just don't like getting it, you can;t tell me science could not come up with a better machine that does not hurt. Flu shot makes me sick last time I got one was the worse case of the flu I ever had.