We-Have-to-Pass-It-to-See-What’s-In-It Fact of the Day

Wisconsin is pushing to expand a controversial program that uses federal Medicaid funds to provide free birth-control pills, vasectomies and other forms of contraception [but no other type of care!] to low-income people, an effort made possible by the federal health-care overhaul.

Full article on the use of Medicaid funds to provide free contraceptives.

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  1. Vicki says:

    Birth control, but no other type of care? I guess it’s first things first.

  2. Todd says:

    Why is it that all the facts of the day turn out to be horror stories. I worry about how many more surprises there are in this legislation.

  3. artk says:

    Why should this be a problem? It’s a low cost program to provide birth control to people who aren’t poor enough to qualify for Medicaid.

  4. Bruce says:

    They probably think of it as an investment in the future. Fewer births by Medicaid mothers today means fewer Medicaid mothers tomorrow.

  5. Ken says:

    Bruce, it’s fewer everything. Fewer prenates, fewer ICU babies, fewer complications of child birth, less child care — you name it.