Friday, November 20, 2009

Oh, What Bullshit!

I've been out of town at a conference and haven't had time to read any blogs lately, so if I'm writing about a topic you've already covered on your blog, I assure you I haven't consciously stolen any ideas.
But this latest news about the need for mammograms and pap smears being punted ahead by several years is bullshit.
Gee, how coincidental that insurance companies are about to get their greedy balls squeezed, and suddenly their female customers don't need baseline mammograms until well after age 40, and they don't need annual pap smears until well out of their teen years. ARE THEY KIDDING?
Why is it always women that big business wants to screw first?
Why not push prostate exams to age 70 and kill prescriptions for Viagra all together?
It's a ruse as clear as daylight.
Big insurance has always had a mess of physicians in their back pockets, so it was extremely easy for them to get certain quacks to make these new recommendations.
It's bullshit and any physician or politician who's behind it should be horsewhipped.
On Monday, I plan to call all my legislators and bitch to high heaven about this phony baloney scam. Then I plan to call my doctor and schedule a mammo and a pap smear as soon as they can get me in.
Does anyone think this isn't a bullshit scam?


nonnie9999 said...

insurance companies don't like women, because we live longer than men do. they don't stop to think that without women, they would have no future customers.

p.s. i think that bull had corn recently.

bigsis said...

And now they don't think we need to even do self exams. How about cutting back on all those needless prostate and colon exams that men get and how about not paying for lifeless dick medications like Viagra?

Lulu Maude said...

My friend Sheryl died at 61... had breast cancer in her 40s. So she should have waited till 50 to get her mammogram?!?

I don't think so.