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S/o Should Medicaid require pediatric vaccinations?

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Saw someone say this in another post. Wanna see how many agree. Do you think Medicaid should require children be vaccinated to stay in the program?
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by on May. 1, 2013 at 2:44 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 1, 2013 at 3:03 PM
No.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 1, 2013 at 3:04 PM
So what happens when they get the "preventable disease" and they had the vaccine. Same thing. Should the state pay? What if they get a vaccine injury? Who pays then?

Quoting Anonymous:

If they are trying to prevent having to pay even bigger bills later when the kids get deathly sick from getting a preventable disease then, from a business standpoint, yes they should. But from a parental control standpoint no they shouldn't.

5PointedHuman
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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No. The parent and doctor must be the ones to make the health care choices, not the state.

5PointedHuman
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2013 at 3:08 PM
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No government should ever have the say so when it comes to the health care of women. To say otherwise is not only very, very stupid, but incredibly irresponsible. 


Quoting Anonymous:

I think that all PA recipients should be on BC


Quoting thenameshailie:

Yes and all adult woman should be required to be on birth control. Any thing to prevent a medical procedure in the future that the state will be paying for.





niki_hubbard
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM
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My children have private insurance, and I say NO. You are putting way too much power in the government's hands. 

daughteroftruth
by on May. 1, 2013 at 3:11 PM

no

PurplePieguy
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2013 at 3:12 PM

No

thefiregoddess
by Optimus Prime on May. 1, 2013 at 3:12 PM
No.

And "mandatory birth control" would result in many many "birth control failure" babies.

As much as I am for vaxing it is a choice that no one should be forced into.
Just like reproduction rights
Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 1, 2013 at 3:15 PM
No.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on May. 1, 2013 at 3:16 PM


Well, it's obviously not going to be 100% that every kid who gets vaccinated won't get the disease but I can totally see an insurance company making the logical (to them) decision to require it because if they can get 100 kids vaccinated and only maybe 3 of them get a disease, then they have made a good business desision because they now only have to pay for hospital stays (or whatever treatment) for 3 kids instead of 100. Not saying I agree with the logic, I'm just saying that that's how I'd see the logic falling for an insurance company. Most kids don't get vaccine injuries, a few do, but it would probably make sense to back vaccinations rather than not because in the long run it may keep overall costs down. If someone then gets a vaccine injury or a preventable disease as we're calling them, then the company pays up. I can totally see an insurance company requiring vaccines because the money saved on more extensive treatments to the few who get a disease even after getting shots and the few who may get a vaccine injury is probably going to be a lot less than if a lot more people were unvaccinated and a disease ran through the population. It's never going to be 100%, and it's scary, but business-wise it makes sense to require vaccines.

Quoting Anonymous:

So what happens when they get the "preventable disease" and they had the vaccine. Same thing. Should the state pay? What if they get a vaccine injury? Who pays then?

Quoting Anonymous:

If they are trying to prevent having to pay even bigger bills later when the kids get deathly sick from getting a preventable disease then, from a business standpoint, yes they should. But from a parental control standpoint no they shouldn't.



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