Defunding Planned Parenthood Would Lead To More Births Or Something

Apparently, the primary things Planned Parenthood does is provide abortions and contraception to people who refuse to pay for their own in order to have irresponsible sex

Defunding Planned Parenthood could lead to thousands more births, CBO projects

A congressional plan to make Planned Parenthood ineligible for federal funding would leave many women without services to help them avoid pregnancy, resulting in thousands of additional births, according to a new federal budget analysis.

The prediction came Monday as part of a much-awaited analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which assesses the fiscal impact of major legislative bills. It was part of a more sweeping look at a congressional health care bill that would repeal and replace the law known as Obamacare.

The analysts estimated that excluding the women’s health organization from the Medicaid program for one year, as congressional Republicans have proposed, would particularly affect low-income areas and communities without many health care options, leaving 15 percent of those people “without services that help women avert pregnancy.”

If only there was somewhere else someone could purchase contraceptives other than Planned Parenthood. Perhaps the bill should change the law so that places like pharmacies would be allowed to provide contraception. Maybe the new legislation would allow condoms to be sold in bathrooms and handed out in schools. Too early for that amount of sarcasm?

As for the plan overall

(Washington Post) House Republicans’ proposal to rewrite federal health-care law would more than reverse the gains the Affordable Care Act has made in the number of Americans with health insurance, while curbing the federal deficit, according to a widely anticipated forecast by congressional analysts.

The analysis, released late Monday afternoon by the Congressional Budget Office, predicts that 24 million fewer people would have coverage a decade from now than if the Affordable Care Act remains intact, nearly doubling the share of Americans who are uninsured from 10 percent to 19 percent. The office projects the number of uninsured people would jump 14 million after the first year.

But the GOP legislation, which has been speeding through House committees since it was introduced a week ago, would lower the deficit by $337 billion during that time, primarily by lessening spending on Medicaid and government aid for people buying health plans on their own.

The report predicted that premiums would be 15 percent to 20 percent higher in the first year compared with those under the Affordable Care Act but 10 percent lower on average after 2026. By and large, older Americans would pay “substantially” more and younger Americans less.

The problem with this repeal and “replace” bill is that it doesn’t include any of the follow up measures people like President Trump and Rep. Paul Ryan have promised. It was crafted in a manner that would allow it to be passed through budget reconciliation. Apparently, for some reason, it is impossible to repeal Obamacare in the same manner it was passed, through reconciliation. And a full repeal is what we were promised. It’s what the GOP ran on since 2010.

Any follow up bill would (hopefully) create a pathway where it was easier and less expensive to purchase health insurance. But, that can’t be scored, because those bills have not been released.

Personally, I’m not real sad that this bill is looking bad. Go back to the drawing board, find a way to do full repeal, and have a replacement plan that works. There are plenty floating around.

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3 Responses to “Defunding Planned Parenthood Would Lead To More Births Or Something”

  1. Odysseus says:

    A new term needs to be added. “Malthusian Slip” because no matter how debunked it becomes Malthus really is one of the prime fetishes of leftists.

  2. Jeffery says:

    Family planning is a bit more involved than picking up outdated condoms from the gas station bathroom. Birth control pills, long term protection and IUDs require prescriptions.

    We’ll pay almost as much to keep Melania Trump from getting pregnant (keeping her away from trumpy) as PP will receive in fee-for-service payments for a year.

    Since it’s clearly not the tax monies that concerns you, what is it? Contraception in general? Helping poor people (many of them “urban”)?

    Right wing hatred is transparent.

  3. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    Family planning is a bit more involved than picking up outdated condoms from the gas station bathroom. Birth control pills, long term protection and IUDs require prescriptions.

    No it’s not. And just by inserting the word “outdated” does not make condoms unattainable, which was my point. Prescriptions for birth control can be obtained from any doctor or free clinic and there are programs for free birth control pills even though they are cheap to begin with.

    Melania Trump has NOTHING to do with the subject so once again your TDS has caused you tiny mind to fart and go off on some personal hate filled diatribe about a very beautiful woman you don’t even know. What an ass. Must you project your hatefulness with every comment?

    Since it’s clearly not the tax monies that concerns you, what is it? Contraception in general? Helping poor people (many of them “urban”)?

    Why should we have our hard earned money taxed away to provide birth control for someone else? I believe that helping poor people “is a bit more involved” than making it easier for them to fuck. Don’t you?

    Right wing hatred is transparent.

    The only thing here that is transparent is your constant projection. Wanting people to take personal responsibility for themselves and their families is not hatred, it’s love and respect. Making them dependent to the state like you and your perverted party of slavery wants is the real hate. Just like killing their babies is the real hate. Your party has a history of slavery, infanticide, and exploitation of minorities. I suggest you work on that before you call others haters.

    And now Melania is also living rent free in that tiny brain? You really are all fucked up with Trump Derangement Syndrome, aren’t you? You need to seek help.

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