crash2006, on 31 March 2012 - 08:29 PM, said:
The MPs are all directing there policies for self profit, this country really needs a revolution. Telling you one thing if iam on my death bed because i havent the insurance i'll take one or too MPs with me.
I had this thought.
The guidelines being promoted these days will mean that almost everyone over the age of forty will be taking statins, and possibly blood pressure reduction agents. There is a view that these are of extremely limited benefit to over 90% of people (asymptomatic "patients"). The risk reduction is always talked about in relative terms, so that often 20 to 30% reduction is quoted as achievable. in absolute terms it is not so impressive - I found one scoring chart which showed my absolute risk changing from about 2.5% to 1.7% if i reduced my not particularly high blood pressure to the guidelines.
Now if I am tested and found to have borderline hypertension, and given a prescription, how will this affect my future private insurance costs, as I now have a "pre-existing" condition? i guess we can all answer that. And if i refuse the medication, it is probable that i will be refused insurance. This is a great scam for the pharmaceutical companies, is it not? They have an interest in pushing the lower boundary for treatment of all sorts of conditions as low a possible.
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This post has been edited by corevalue: 01 April 2012 - 11:28 AM
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