On our podcast this week, LOLGOP and I discussed this topic but, in light of recent developments, it bears more discussion.
First, we got news from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) scoring of the Republican “healthcare” plan – the American Health Care Act (AHCA) – that, if it is passed and the Affordable Care Act is repealed, it will create thousands of unwanted pregnancies.
This would happen because Republicans would end the ability of patients to use Medicaid funds to obtain healthcare services including birth control at Planned Parenthood clinics.
This would potentially mean as many as 630,000 patients could lose access to care.
Keep in mind that, in 21% of the counties where Planned Parenthood has clinics, they are the ONLY provider for these essential services including birth control.
In the meantime, Lee Fang at the Center for Media and Democracy revealed that the Republicans so-called “three prong” approach to eliminating the Affordable Care Act also includes…