Americans smoking from past 30 years also gets Medicare Insurance for Lung Care

November 11, 2014 7:52 AM

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Americans with a long history of smoking can now expect to get some federal government’s protection in the form of Medicare and Medicaid annual screening coverage, and this is actually to save potentially save some 20,000 lives that could have been consumed by lung cancer – which is a direct result of prolonged smoking.

Older Americans will now be offered annual screenings for lung cancer, and this will essentially cover the 4 million people who are at risk of lung cancer as a result of smoking. Chronic smokers that have smoked one pack of cigarette per day for 30 years will also be given CT scans under the Medicar...

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