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Medicare now pays for just one vitamin D test , but 20 CT scans for smokers – Feb 2015

Medicare Coverage Will Now Include Annual Lung Cancer Screening of Smokers

For people, between the ages 55 and 77 years, who have a smoking history, Medicare will be covering a low-dose CT-scan a year. Current smokers, those who quit smoking at least 15 years ago and those who had smoked at least a pack of cigarettes for 30 years are the beneficiaries of the policy.
‘’This is an important new Medicare preventive benefit since lung cancer is the third most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.’’

Cost of 20 years of testing

  • $10,000 for Smoker ($500 each year)
  • $100 for Vitamin D test ($100 – once per lifetime)

Medicare is paying 100X more for ''lung cancer prevention" than for preventing of scores of diseases by encouraging vitamin D supplementation.
Doctors are totally unable to learn about how much vitamin D a person needs when they are not able to test to see how much the patient has after supplementation.

See also VitaminDWiki

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