Which Healthcare Services Do You Really Need?

Watching your health can be complicated. With the Individual Health Insurance Mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act kicking in you will have to think through your options. If you already have insurance, or are signing up with the Health Insurance Marketplace, some preventive services will be covered with no copay. But what do you really need to do to watch your health and catch big health issues?

If you opt out of mandatory health insurance or are deciding to go for catastrophic, high-deductible or “consumer-driven” care which provides only minimal visits per year and carries high deductibles, here are some tests you should try to squeeze into your healthcare budget:

1. Blood pressure screening – Home blood pressure cuffs are readily available so you can track this yourself.

2. C-reactive protein test – This protein can indicate the level of inflammation in the body and has been recognized as a useful adjunct to traditional cardiovascular tests like cholesterol and blood pressure.

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Posted on September 30, 2013, in Health and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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