Skip to comments.Planned Parenthood closing Longmont clinic, cites effects of Affordable Care Act (Colorado)
Posted on 05/19/2017 3:49:03 PM PDT by Morgana
The Longmont Planned Parenthood health center will close in August, according to a news release from Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.
The Longmont center will be one of six to close in the region. Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains spokeswoman Whitney Phillips said the closures are due to a tough financial landscape in the reproductive health care field, specifically due to the effects of the Affordable Care Act.
"We supported (the ACA) because we love the idea of more people having health insurance and increasing access to the critical services that they need, but a lot of our patients were self-pay," Phillips said. "They would come in and get a pap smear and pay out of pocket. Under the ACA, a lot of patients were given the opportunity to be on Medicaid. Again, that's wonderful, but it meant that rather than bill them directly, we had to bill Medicaid. And Medicaid reimburses at a very low rate."
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Gee, that is too bad.
Great job, folks. Keep it up!
3 in New Mexico as well.
Self pay. What a concept !
SINGLE-PAYER NOW! < /S >
The ACA causes the closure of an abortuary. Is that irony?
And the king answering, shall say to them: Amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me.
We supported (the ACA) because we love the idea of more people having health insurance ...”
But we won’t accept people with that insurance ...
Makes sense only to liberals.
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