I don't really want to know your PSA number. I don't even know Mr. Chauvinist's PSA number, I just know his doctor gave him a passing grade.
In the course of his annual physical today his doctor asked if he had heard about the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force's recommendation that ya'll just skip your PSA tests as long as you're feeling ok. Cause, you know, not that many men die from undetected prostate cancer. Or something.
Our doctor is one of those no-nonsense outspoken Christian types. And according to Mr. Chauvinist, she had a few choice words for the USPSTF! She's not alone.
Dr. Deepak Kapoor, chairman and chief executive of Integrated Medical Professionals, which includes the nation's largest urology practice, disagreed to the New York Times, saying "We will not allow patients to die, which is what will happen if this recommendation is accepted."
What do liberals have against health screenings? It's not like a blood test is all that invasive. You just can't help but think their plan for reducing spending on health care is for more people to die young. Remember a similar recommendation last year for women to forgo mammograms? "If we don't test people, we won't find anything. If they happen to die prematurely, well... that's a shame, but we'll save money on the screening end and on the treatment end! It's a win/win for government." Was it Stalin who said, "One death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic?"
Get your screenings while they're still available.
Oh, and ObamaCare delenda est.
P.S. Is anyone else disturbed that we even have a U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, let alone one making recommendations like this?
P.P.S. Why do the British papers do so much more reporting on our government's scandalous malpractice than our own media?