There is no such thing as preventative care. The problem is that, we're not preventing anything. We're screening for disease, which means we're often catching it sooner, and therefore, hopefully, sometimes, nipping it in the bud. Getting tested isn't prevention. Getting a negative result isn't prevention. It's getting tested.<quoted text>
Come to my ER, idiot. Let me show you them dying. Yessir. Check your news, check your facts, and while you're at it.....check your bad attitude.
Dying on the streets? It's called preventative care, Private.
But we shouldn't fool ourselves. None of the screening tests actually prevent disease.
Yes, disease is better stopped earlier than later, without a doubt. But it's not prevention. It's slowing or stopping disease.
If there were a truly preventive service, it would be worth billions of dollars. We don't have anything like that yet. The only things we know -- by extensive research -- that prevent or delay disease are behaviors that we ourselves must do. We're using the wrong word and putting too much emphasis -- and possibly too much money -- on the concept of prevention -- especially since it isn't prevention at all.
The bottom line: Adopting a lifestyle that has been proven to help prevent disease? Yes. Americans like you think there is a magic pill to cure a disease-I am assuming you are the same ones that voted for O'bama-and now are buying more of his bull shit. Free of charge, of course.:)