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KevinMD Post: How Will ObamaCare Affect Prostate Cancer Screening?

Posted Jul 11 2012 12:05pm
The widely-read medical commentary website KevinMD.com has just reposted my OpEd, " How will ObamaCare affect prostate cancer screening? "

(It originally appeared at Forbes.com under the title, " Is President Obama's Prostate Gland More Important Than Yours? ")

My theme is that you should enjoy the same freedom to make medical decisions as President Obama.

Or a snarkier version of the theme: "Medical freedom for me, but not for thee."

Here is the opening
When President Obama turned 50 last year, he made an " informed patient request " for a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test. This is the blood test routinely used to screen men over 50 for possible prostate cancer. The President received his PSA test. But under ObamaCare, you may not be able to.
Now that ObamaCare has been upheld by the Supreme Court, all of its major provisions will be in force, not just the controversial “individual mandate.” This includes government medical practice guidelines that will affect millions of Americans...
(Read the full text of " How will ObamaCare affect prostate cancer screening? " at KevinMD.com .)

Thank you, Dr. Kevin Pho, for reposting this piece. And thank you, Forbes, for allowing republication!
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