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  •  It may just be greed . . . . (0+ / 0-)

    If a doctor must have admitting privileges at a local hospital within 30 miles of the clinic in order to perform abortions, does that mean the hospital would have reason to add some of their fees to the bill?  It may simply be a matter of greed on the hospital's part.
    Maybe we should make all the private (for profit) hospitals part of the community, run by the local government much like a public utility, with published fee schedules and a set rate of return authorized by the Public Services Commission.

    •  Nope (4+ / 0-)

      Without being treated at the hospital, they cannot add to the charges. That is fraud.

      Having hospital privileges means a doc can admit patients and treat them at the hospital. A doc seeing a patient in a clinical setting outside of the hospital doesn't add any hospital costs or charges to the patient's bill.

      "Reality divorced the wingnuts after the wingnuts were discovered to be fucking goofy." - DWG

      by Jojos Mojo on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 02:39:53 PM PDT

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    •  No. It's malice (1+ / 0-)
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      Cassandra Waites

      They want to make sure that women who get pregnant, and especially women who are poor and get pregnant, and even more so unmarried women who are poor and get pregnant have no choice other than to either carry their pregnancy to term or seek an illegal abortion as "punishment" for their "irresponsible" (and sinful, but they won't generally say that word out loud though many of them will be thinking it) behavior. It is slut-shaming plain and simple. They have no regard for the mother any more so than they actually have regard for the fetus.

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