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Blood test proves to be life saver

September 19, 2013

Prostate cancer was not a foreign subject to the Aldrich family. “My father, Leonard, was diagnosed with the disease nearly 20 years ago” said Brian Aldrich of Sheridan....

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joew

Sep-19-13 1:18 PM

Judeye can you please cite page and paragraph in Obamacare that addresses your situation? I wish your family member well but if you can provide what I asked that would help people understand(?)Obamacare. Thank you in advance.

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rosebud

Sep-19-13 8:45 AM

If this is the same test that is offered in Westfield once a year, it only costs 35 bucks. Why would you have to depend on insurance??? I'm sure everyone can afford 35 dollars to check their health. People have insurance on the brain. I was without insurance for over 40 years. If I needed a Dr. I just paid cash. Now I have Medicare & the 20% is a charge I will gladly pay... It will always cost more for insurance than if you pay cash. Insurance Co.'s are in business to make money, no matter how you look at it.

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judeye

Sep-19-13 7:40 AM

We are going through this in my home at this time. The PSA can help detect it, but it is only a possible indication. Further tests, sonograms and biopsy are needed to make a final diagnosis.

I think it is absolutely wonderful that the Rotary offers blood tests that include PSA for a very low cost.

What do people do that do not have insurance though? What do they do if they do not have a primary doctor? Thankfully the Affordable Health Care Act will help many people be able to obtain health insurance. Needed for tests just like this one that can..and does..save lives.

In my home, we are especially thankful for the ACA as we must change insurance coverage before he can start treatments. Thanks to ACA he cannot be denied due to pre existing condition.

Yes many parts of the ACA directly affect many families, helping them get the care and treatment needed to save lives. We are one of them

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