Testing for all Babyboomer's

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    The Center for Disease Control wants all baby boomer's to get tested for hepatitis C.
    What gets me is they are assuming that all of us experimented with drug needles at least once during our life and then suggest that we don't remember it.
    One in thirty have the virus, yet they want insurance companies to pay for the test to all 78 million of us.

    Facts on how you may have gotten it:

    People who are at risk for hepatitis C include:

    Peopleborn between 1945 and 1965.
    People who had blood transfusions or organ transplants before 1992.
    People with tattoos or body piercings.
    People who used intravenous drugs, even once.
    People who work in a health care setting.
    People with HIV.

    Seems to me if you never did any of the above, chances are slim to none, that you are not infected and you are one of the 29 who don't have it.
    It's the assumption that all baby boomer's fit into this category that really pisses me off.

    Not all baby boomer's did needles, not all baby boomer's did piercings or tattoos.
     
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    TODAYonline | World | Baby boomers urged to go for hepatitis C test: CDC

    I tell you what. Don't get the voluntary test and if you find out later in life that you're dying of hepatitis c, die quietly on your own dime and not medicare's.

    :thup:
     
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    Yet its the right that is cold and heartless.
     
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    My brother contracted hepatitis in prison.
     
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    Many of us did nothing like that.
    We were taught not to share personnel things between others.
    1 in 30 do not have it.
    I sure as hell, did not do any of those things, so I will not die of hepatitis C. It's the assumption that we all did this and it is not correct.
    Medicare and SSI more than likely will not be there for us born towards the tail end of the boomer's. If congress does not reform both SSI and Medicare they will not be there for any of us.
    The new Health Care bill throws all seniors off a cliff, because Doctor's are not accepting new patients with Medicare.
     
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    Never had a manicure or got your ears pierced. Sure.

    Like I said, die on your own dime.
     
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    There's no apostrophe in plural forms.

    Just sayin'.
     
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    No I didn't. I have always done my own nails and I never pierced my ears.
    See, even you are assuming everyone does go get manicures or that all have pierced ears.
    It's not true.
    Just ignore that 29 out of 30 don't have it.
     
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    Very common for men to get hep C in prison. I'd tell you how, but I don't want to be offensive.
     
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    Oh for heaven's sake. At least you can read it and know what I'm talking about, unlike many in here who can't spell worth a damn.
    boomers got it! Ok?
    Why is that conservatives must be absolutely correct with spelling and no typo's, while the left can do whatever and not be corrected?
     

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