Death care vs Health care

I have heard it said that the US has a system of ‘death care’ rather than ‘health care.’


Reading a report that Lung Cancer screening is effective and fairly inexpensive (as compared to breast and cervical screenings), but not picked up as a covered service by the majority of private health insurers seems to support that view.


According to the New England Journal of Medicine, “Annual CT scans of longtime smokers could reduce lung cancer deaths by 20 percent without causing excessive harm to patients whose readings turned out to be false positives.  Those findings were based on a clinical trial involving 53,000 smokers.


That investment could give each person whose lung cancer was caught early an extra year of life, at the cost of $18,862 per patient.  These figures put CT scanning for lung cancer on a par with colonoscopy testing for early detection for colorectal cancer, the study found.  Both tests are cheaper than mammograms and pap tests that most health insurers pay for to screen for breast and cervical cancer.


‘This screening process offers a good value for the money, and it saves lives,’ said study leader Bruce Pyenson, with the consulting and actuarial firm Milliman in New York.”


Until next time,








About Polly Heil-Mealey, ND, P.Sc., HHP, M.Ed., C.C.I.

Dr. Polly Heil-Mealey is the Past-President of the International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA), as well as an IIPA Certified Iridologist with a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Naturopathic degree. She has been involved in education and Biblical health care since 1994. Dr. Polly has been active in both television and radio, presenting community service programs covering various topics. An international traveler, she gives seminars on alternative health practices, incorporating iridology and Biblical nutritional counseling. Dr. Polly now uses her expert ability to communicate vital and useful information to help her clients build or restore their health. One of Dr. Polly’s greatest passions is to see her clients restore their health through natural therapies. Every success story confirms the need for education in holistic practices. Dr. Polly brings a high level of dedication and commitment to her clientele. She has touched the lives of many with her concern and selfless devotion. The verse “My people perish for lack of knowledge,” is a scripture that touches every level of society. As clients learn and understand holistic protocols, they are able to improve their health drastically by incorporating diet and lifestyle changes. Dr. Polly is married to Stephen Hale, and together they have eight children. Both are very active in their church and serve on various boards in their community. Dr. Polly is also the director of Women’s Ministries of her church. Dr. Polly and Stephen reside in Humble, Texas.
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