Originally Posted by Fedaykin
And then a cheaply and successfully treatable condition becomes enormously expensive and much harder to treat.
An outpatient colonoscopy and polyp removal for a few thousand turns into emergency colon resection/colostomy surgery, 2 weeks hospital stay, 8 months of chemotherapy, rehabilitation, and of course reversing the colostomy.
It's why insurance companies often waive preventative care deductables, etc. It makes them more money in the long run.
Only when targeted. On the whole (Preparation H
) Preventative care is a money loser.
So says the CBO.
That's not to say it isn't worth it to the individual receiving it. But to a socialized system, it's a cost the system works to control, not encourage.