House Passes Amendment on Medical Training in GYN

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House Passes Amendment on Medical Training in GYN
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Fri, 05-27-2011 - 9:01pm

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Wed, 06-01-2011 - 6:25pm

"government of, by and for the people determined that the people's money wouldn't be used in research that many consider immoral"

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Wed, 06-01-2011 - 6:58pm

We were talking about the "how" of abortions, not the "why".

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 04-02-2009
Thu, 06-02-2011 - 9:29am

The ignorance is disgusting and the people perpetuating it morally bankrupt.

 

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Thu, 06-02-2011 - 11:47am

I'm only posting to say that I LOVE your screen name! :smileyhappy:





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Registered: 07-24-2006
Thu, 06-02-2011 - 3:45pm

In this link is a list of just a few of federally funded teaching hospitals.

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Registered: 01-13-2006
Thu, 06-02-2011 - 8:22pm
Yes! In my original post waaaaay earlier in this thread I wondered about the "spin factor" on this piece of legislation. Frankly, I don't consider it an abortion issue. That's just an attempt to turn what should be a no-brainer - should doctors, especially ER and GYN be trained in common procedures? Yes, of course.

The *real* issue is one of money. Unsurprising, I know.

Given Jenniinkyle's post, does anyone know if the new insurance regulations will prohibit the use of certain hospitals or does that issue go away? If so when? And if that is no longer a problem - a person could go to any hospital - then woud that also make the current issue we are discussing moot? (Moot's probably not the right word, but I can't think of one better, at the moment.)

For example:
Jane needs a D&C for menstrual related complications.
Jane's insurance only covers federally subsidized hospitals.
Federally subsidized hospitals no longer educate their MDs on D&Cs due to funding restrictions.
Jane is left to a) go without treatment or b) pay out of pocket at privately funded hospital.
OR
The new insurance laws make it possible for Jane to go to any hospital. So she can choose which hospital she uses depending on her needs.

Clearly the above relies on a) the new "rules" eliminating insurance imposed restrictions on where people can go for healthcare and b) that the place where Jane lives has options for health care - not just one federally funded hospital.

Now, on to my other musings. (Thanks for bearing with me!) All the above aside, even if federal funds are cut for this particular procedure, what's stopping a hospital from continuing to teach this procedure? Can they not seek private funding? Readjust their budget to include it? Recruit doctors already trained in the procedure? Etc.

I'm not aware of any part of the legislation we are discussing that prohibits the procedure from being performed at a federally funded hospital.

Hope all that made sense!

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Thu, 06-02-2011 - 11:25pm

I have a very jaundiced view of Republicans after all the spinning they have done in the past ten years or so.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 05-12-2011
Fri, 06-03-2011 - 3:45pm

I just personally love the hypocrisy of it all. Make sure that everyone gives birth wehter they want to or not. But then when they need help to raise that child you are on your own. No health care insurance because its too exopensive. Education is slowly going down the toliet because its too expensive etc. But by golly. We made sure you gave birth to a live human being.

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Registered: 01-04-2011
Fri, 06-03-2011 - 4:49pm

<"government of, by and for the people determined that the people's money wouldn't be used in research that many consider immoral"

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Registered: 01-04-2011
Fri, 06-03-2011 - 6:52pm

*** We were talking about the "how" of abortions, not the "why".

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