Utah cardiologist weighs in on new cholesterol guidelines

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  • gtread Sacramento, CA
    Nov. 15, 2013 6:43 p.m.

    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.

  • Hey It's Me Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 7:37 a.m.

    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 from Montana Davis County, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 5:24 a.m.

    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.