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ObamaCare advocates claim that putting government in charge of health care won’t result in care rationing?

Would you call this rationing?

California ends subsidy for mammograms to low-income women under 50 .
The eligibility age for state-subsidized breast cancer screening has been raised from 40 to 50 by the California Health and Human Services Agency, which will also temporarily stop enrollment in the breast cancer screening program.

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Asked by grlygrlz2 at 11:25 AM on Dec. 7, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • In its announcement, the state said the cuts were needed because of a projected budget shortfall for the California Department of Public Health, and from declining revenue from tobacco taxes.

    If tobacco taxes aren't fairing well in Cali... How is SCHIP doing?? Any other government created programs based on rosy revenue projections out there?  Are they being met?


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:28 AM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • it's cost effectiveness. it always will be, until white men bear the brunt of it. jhmo, and that's not up for debate whether you can google like a gopher or not.
    pap smears, mammograms, whatever-cost effectiveness.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 11:28 AM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • “This is an example of what happens when the government’s role in healthcare decisions grows and the role of doctors and patients diminishes. With more government involvement cutting costs becomes paramount over quality of care. This situation underscores what is so critically wrong with the health reform legislation making its way through Congress now. It increases the role of government in our healthcare which is a recipe for higher taxes and lower quality of care. Instead, Carly believes any reform to our healthcare system should be focused on market-based reforms that prioritize quality of care and increasing access and choice" Julie Soderlund, Deputy Campaign Manager for Communications for Carly Fiorina, Running for Senate in CA and Breast Cancer survivor.  


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:32 AM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • So, those on Medicaid will no longer have the luxury of a Government paid mammogram on a state level, even though Sebellius stated the Federal government would have no changes in their guidelines. Aren't these programs all run on a state level? Yes, that keeps Obama,and Sebellius free of scrutiny when the states mandate you won't have your annual mammogram. These recommendations only came out less than 2 months ago ladies, they are working fast to cut you off.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:44 AM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • CA has major financial problems, what would you suggest?

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:16 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • There's already rationing going on. How many PAP smears are you allowed per year? One..How many colonoscopies will you be allowed as you age or if you have a family history? How many times can you get a physical? How often are you allowed to get your cholesterol checked? EKG? Vision screening? Routine urinalysis/labs? Those are "rationing". Otherwise people would get these tests more often. I know and understand "rationing" is the buzzword to scare people. BUT IT'S ALREADY HAPPENING!!! Even under peoples' private insurance, their care is rationed.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:17 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • CA has major financial problems, what would you suggest?

    I would suggest our nation's politicians re think MORE government involvement in healthcare...


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:35 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • Isn't this a STATE issue? Are we going to blame "ObamaCare" for California's lack of funds when there hasn't even BEEN an "Obmamacare" implemented yet??? How screwed up is it that our President is being blamed for California's problems. So, I think that the USA needs funds for the mammograms,etc. for those who can't afford them which IS the reason why they are working on Health Care.....

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:59 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • OMG, some of you are so dense. No, she is not saying the obamacare is responsible for CA's problems. She is suggesting that we closely look at what happened to CA so that the rest of the country won't have to go through the same thing as CA. I swear, some of you can pick out the dumbest things from thin air, yet you can't even see a simple analogy.  And they say that NCLB is failing us. *sarcasm*.


    Answer by Anonymous at 4:29 PM on Dec. 7, 2009

  • Why is it Obama's fault or more likely the federal government's fault that CA is in trouble? Because they refuse to enforce the immigration laws. We don't really need more laws. What we need is more enforcement.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:04 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

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