The Rio Norte Line

Yes, yes, it does.

The members of the O-Care “expert government panel” want you to know that you can’t call it rationing if you never had it in the first place…so they will just flush a test that has been recommended for years down the medical memory hole:

Every year, hundreds of thousands of older Americans get on a treadmill in a doctor’s office and walk or jog as an electrocardiogram monitors their heart function. But a growing number of medical authorities would like to make routine screening using the procedure, known as the treadmill or exercise stress test, largely a thing of the past.

On Monday an expert government panel, the United States Preventive Services Task Force, joined the call by recommending against routine testing with electrocardiograms, or EKGs, in people who have no known risk factors or symptoms of heart disease, like shortness of breath or chest…

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