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Now that I'm nearing the end of my midwifery education, I want to eliminate Illinois public aid from paying for circs.  IL is in a huge financial crisis.  Recently, there has been a lot of talk on what programs to emliminate b/c our medicaid program is in severe debt.  Of course, circ stays - but we'll probably cut funding to nursing homes.

 

Where can I start?  Besides writing to my representatives, who else can I contact?  How do I get the contact info?

 

Any other suggestions?

post #2 of 6

I wish I knew.  I would love to stop funding in TN as well.

post #3 of 6

And I think one way to approach it is to look at the neighboring states (and maybe even the bordering Canadian providence(s)) and compare. Such and such states in our region have ceased funding on non-therapeutic circumcision of non-consenting minors and (if you can find out) list their savings. If not, compare the number performed per year in your state to the amount covered. I bet you could call the medicaid line and get the reimbursement information.

post #4 of 6

Where can we find out if our state funds this "procedure"?

 

ETA: NM, mine does :(


Edited by Treece - 5/27/12 at 11:48am
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And I think one way to approach it is to look at the neighboring states (and maybe even the bordering Canadian providence(s)) and compare. Such and such states in our region have ceased funding on non-therapeutic circumcision of non-consenting minors and (if you can find out) list their savings. If not, compare the number performed per year in your state to the amount covered. I bet you could call the medicaid line and get the reimbursement information.

With Canadian provinces it's easy: I don't think any of them cover it. Remember the Canadian healthcare system more closely resembles those typical elsewhere in the developed world, as opposed to the for-profit-based U.S. system (which is probably one of the contributors to the high circ rate).

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With Canadian provinces it's easy: I don't think any of them cover it. Remember the Canadian healthcare system more closely resembles those typical elsewhere in the developed world, as opposed to the for-profit-based U.S. system (which is probably one of the contributors to the high circ rate).

 

I saw a map somewhere that showed that when the reimbursement dipped below $50, circ rates dropped.

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