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Spin Off- should Medicaid cover abortion costs?

Posted by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 8:47 AM
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Question: Do you think State funds should cover the woman's cost in an elective abortion (meaning, no rape, incest, or health risk to the mom)

Options:

Yes.

No.

I don't know.

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by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 8:47 AM
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jessilin0113
by Ruby Member on Jul. 8, 2011 at 8:50 AM

I don't think I would care if it did cover abortions.  It would be cheaper than paying for the pre-natal care and the coverage for the baby, from a strictly economic point of view.

lovinangels
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 8:54 AM

That is true, it would be cheaper.

Quoting jessilin0113:

I don't think I would care if it did cover abortions.  It would be cheaper than paying for the pre-natal care and the coverage for the baby, from a strictly economic point of view.


momaof8
by Bronze Member on Jul. 8, 2011 at 8:56 AM

NO!!!

GLWerth
by Gina on Jul. 8, 2011 at 8:57 AM

It is a legal medical procedure, so yes, it should be covered.

TwisterMonkey
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 9:01 AM

I would much rather a woman have access to an abortion for a pregnancy she did not want than to have the government cover all of the prenatal care, delivery, and the support of that child until its 18 (likely only to have it repeat the same cycle).

lovinangels
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 9:01 AM

So is a boob job. It's elective surgery.

Quoting GLWerth:

It is a legal medical procedure, so yes, it should be covered.



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TwisterMonkey
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 9:01 AM

That's not a good reason.  Plastic surgery is also a legal medical procedure, and there is no way boob jobs should be covered.

Quoting GLWerth:

It is a legal medical procedure, so yes, it should be covered.

 

nanaofsix531
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 9:03 AM

Yes because it is way cheaper in the long run for the state and the federal government.If you want to cut spending paying for a procedure is a lot cheaper then paying for a unwanted child for 18 years.

GLWerth
by Gina on Jul. 8, 2011 at 9:06 AM

Having small boobs doesn't impact a woman's life in the same way having a full term pregnancy does.

I believe breast reduction is sometimes covered as overly large ones can cause serious back issues.

Quoting lovinangels:

So is a boob job. It's elective surgery.

Quoting GLWerth:

It is a legal medical procedure, so yes, it should be covered.



UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Jul. 8, 2011 at 9:10 AM

Does most private health insurance pay for abortions that aren't medically necessary? I know that mine doesn't but i've got really shitty health insurance. 

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