Knowing your 'numbers' is, of course, critical. Too bad that in order
to know them you need to have health insurance, which is more and more difficult
to obtain. Many, like me, have not had health insurance for years.
Consequently they have not seen a doctor for years. Yet Utah's political
leaders think it is socialism to expand the privilege to those without. Most
companies do not even offer health coverage at any price and buying your own
plan is unrealistic.
Walgreens or CVS etc. usually do cholesterol checks for like $20.00. Once you
get your numbers, you don't have to see a doctor if they are bad, start
exercising. It's easy take a walk.
Mark...your comments are sad and shocking...and wrong. You don't need
health insurance at all to "know your numbers." Many labs offer these
tests for low costs and health fairs often do them for free. Or you could walk
into most labs, plunk down cash and pay for it. But you would rather someone
else pay for your health care rather than take any ownership at all and take
care of yourself. It's a choice Mark. And you've made yours.