TheTimeLord wrote:>........... Second a full genetic health assessment (approximately $25,000) which could greatly influence my health and well being going forward. I already have sort of an example of this in my life today. While many of the people I know won't even do their annual physical, thanks to our income level I now not only do annual physical but have added additional annual testing to monitor my health and especially my heart health. The cost is a couple thousand extra a year but I am using money that people would argue doesn't have any marginal utility in my life. As a result I have made lifestyle changes and have greatly improved my health/quality of life. Additional money makes high quality preventive care a reasonable and rational course of action and one that is rarely affordable if you are just trying to maintain your current lifestyle or believe what is provided by Medicare is comprehensive enough.
What kind of additional annual testing, especially for the heart? I also have a strong family history of heart trouble,...I did an elective stress test and Doppler test, nutrition counseling etc with out of pocket costs...what other tests have you done?
I'll read up on the full genetic health assessment. Hopefully it's not fiction like genetic ancestry tests.
A colleague of mine was offered by his friend a free evaluation with one of these full body imaging when they acquired it for their medical facility, it diagnosed an early rare tumor in his spine, which needed out of state specialty surgery.
With a strong family history, I am not interested in covered procedures whose applicability is evaluated on benefit/cost ratio, I want everything done.
You are absolutely correct....all others depend on treatment that is evaluated on a benefit/cost basis.