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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:07 AM

Likely Increase in Births Has Some Lawmakers Revisiting Cuts

When state lawmakers passed a two-year budget in 2011 that moved $73 million from family planning services to other programs, the goal was largely political: halt the flow of taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood clinics.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/07/us/likely-increase-in-births-has-some-lawmakers-revisiting-cuts.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1354889535-r7qSwyXuaoQON6b9lA8u7A


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white cloud Dec 2012 OP
Melissa G Dec 2012 #1
TxVietVet Dec 2012 #2
mbperrin Dec 2012 #3

Response to white cloud (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 04:30 PM

1. The math was there before the vote.

The pubs just did not want to believe it. Now the reality of 23,760 new kids on medicaid has come home to them.

...poor women will deliver an estimated 23,760 more babies than they would have, as a result of their reduced access to state-subsidized birth control. The additional cost to taxpayers is expected to be as much as $273 million — $103 million to $108 million to the state’s general revenue budget alone — and the bulk of it is the cost of caring for those infants under Medicaid.

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Response to Melissa G (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:00 PM

2. How about "I told you so"? Does that fit here?

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Response to TxVietVet (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 07:03 PM

3. Yep! I double-dog-completely-100%-told-you-so is even better!

Dumb so and so's. WHO didn't know this would happen?

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