Per the recommendation of my doctor and based on my family history of heart disease, I had a heart MRI to check for signs of plaque in my coronary arteries. It came up "zero/normal" which my doctor explained means there is no evidence of calcium and therfore no plaque build-up in my arteries.
This test is highly touted by many imaging centers as being useful and accurate and my doctor highly recommended it. It was only 0, but not covered by insurance.
Why don't insurance companies require this test for 0 before consenting to pay for a lifetime of Lipitor treatment for someone? Or at least, why aren't they willing to pay for it?