- May 29, 2009
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I still doubt that getting treatment to someone already having symptoms of a disease is preventative. Preventative would be prior to the symptoms starting. A Flu shot prevents the flu. A vaccine prevents the measels, flue, whatever. From the OBamacare website:Listen.. just think for a minute. You are giving tests to HEALTH PEOPLE. THINK. How effective is that?
What is preventative is getting people into treatment that are having an issue.. and preventing further complications. That's preventative medicine.
And what you are describing, where the patient already has the symptoms and you are diagnosing:This is Preventive Care: Preventive care focuses on evaluating your current health status when you are symptom free. Preventive care allows you to obtain early diagnosis and treatment, to help avoid more serious health problems. Through a preventive exam and routine health screenings, your doctor can determine your current health status and detect early warning signs of more serious problems. Your preventive care services may include immunizations, physical exams, lab work and x-rays. During your preventive visit your doctor will determine what tests or health screenings are right for you based on many factors such as your age, gender, overall health status, personal health history and your current health condition.
This isn’t Preventive Care: Medical treatment for specific health conditions, on-going care, lab or other tests necessary to manage or treat a medical issue or health condition are considered diagnostic care or treatment, not preventive care.
I am not able to find any links indicating that giving test to someone already having the disease or symptoms of the disease is preventative care.And it IS what Obamacare did. By increasing the number of people that have insurance.. this means that people who have illness or other beginning health issues can get treatment early rather then end up in the ER with say kidney failure from uncontrolled diabetes..
Obamacare is giving free preventative care to all (healty and sick) in all insurance plans - I know I get my complete workup every year, all free. Which is not exactly what you are describing for only already sick people.And it IS what Obamacare did.