3/11, 12:15p: Contrary to what has been reported elsewhere, Congress yesterday did NOT sneak back into the stimulus package the universally scorned “birth control bailout” of expanded Medicaid funding for contraceptives to Planned Parenthood.
What Congress DID do yesterday was restore a loophole the Bush administration removed (which I’ve written on before, so PP will once again get to buy birth control pills from drug companies at discount prices and take advantage of higher income women by reselling them at high prices. For the past 2 years PP has been forced to pay the same for bc pills as everyone else.
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3/10: More to follow… boarding plane…
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