And that's not all. My new Doctor wants me to get some other big ticket tests done as well. I consider myself fortunate to have recently landed a job with excellent health benefits, as well as dual coverage, with my wife and I both each paying around $US400 monthly to carry each other on our own employer provided health insurance.
Step into my orange web and read more.
Evidently the NIH is conducting a longitudinal blood study of some sort. Anyone with more info, please comment.
And while I am happy to finally get back in the 'health coverage pool' and get this important test, I am mad as hell that is has taken so long for me to get some vital tests done at a reasonable cost. And I am even angrier that so many of my "Fellow Americans" do not have anything to provide health care other than the charity of strangers.
Not to brag, but my Doctor has recommended for me a heart ultrasound (due to family history), a treadmill EKG, an MRI, and a colonoscopy (no charge for that last item thanks to the ACA).
I am so thankful for the coverage I now have, and for the kind and considerate Doctor I have. I'll find out a lot more about the crazy prices these medical providers charge, and have more to say in the future about how it all shakes out.
So wish me well, and keep working to get a better health care delivery system like single payer in the formerly United, States of America.
First diary, please be gentle. Remember the gloves and lube, and take off your watch before the exam. And don't forget to turn your head and cough.