Decisions about your health

You may have read in the news recently that Angelina Jolie has undergone a double mastectomy as a preventative measure against the probability that she could develop breast cancer.  After being screened for the BRCA-1 gene mutation, she was considered 87% likely to contract the same cancer that took her own mother’s life at age 56.  What would you do in a situation like that?

Many women are faced with decisions such as Angelina Jolie’s on a daily basis.  Without knowing the thought process Ms. Jolie and her family put into her decision, it is presumptuous to assume that she did not have to worry about the cost of procedures or treatment that comes along with her mastectomy.  Even with money playing a smaller factor, deciding to remove a part of one’s body can be one that weighs heavily on just about anyone.

The good news is that with the Affordable Care Act in place we can all have preventative screenings done at the expense of our health insurance providers.  It is in the best interest of health insurance carriers to know what type of health issues their clients will be enduring as soon as possible.  While your health insurance carrier’s reasons may be financial, it does benefit your health to know in advance and be able to prevent future health issues if possible.

Having health insurance is the key to all of these screenings and tests.  We can offer you competitive quotes on individual or group health insurance policies and help you with your health decisions.  Hopefully you never have to go through the decision making process Angelina Jolie went through.  But if you do, we want you to be covered for your health.  Call us and discuss your health insurance needs with a licensed health insurance agent today.

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