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Planned Parenthood now attacking GOP plans to expand access to birth control

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posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:56 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: beezzer

They passed legislation here recently that allows pharmacists to renew non-narcotic meds. BC, diabetes meds, etc. No Dr visit and if you can't trust your pharmacist you've got problems. It just about to be implemented.



No politics, easier for the folks. Probably cheaper over-all.

Sounds like a reasonable, practical plan.




posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:58 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

Obamacare is just an extension of Nixon's HMO scheme. Both GOP and Dems have been pushing toward this for years. Neither side is innocent. Two sides of the same # coin.

With that being said, yes...OTC birth control would be good all around.While we're at it, deregulated medications in general save for narcotics.

Or like the above poster said an area he's in is doing which is just letting pharmacists renew prescriptions. I want it to be deregulated because it'd also open the door for quite a few other medications that are regulated for no damn reason.

Wishful thinking.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 08:59 PM
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I agree with the "GOP". We should have BC OTC. In fact, all medication should be OTC! Screw the doctors its not like they know anything anyway! People should be able to choose what medication is right for them. That always works out well.

GOP 2016! We pray to God you believe us!



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 09:01 PM
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a reply to: eeyipes

It would, but average Joe T Voter doesn't understand that basic logic. If he did, we would not have managed care health insurance controlled by employers in the first place.

What I'm saying is that the GOP is going to fail at this because they are going at it from the wrong angle. They need to first have it over the counter yet still covered...then later on get it wiped off. Sometimes I think these politicians urnt too smurt.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 09:03 PM
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a reply to: OrphanApology



With that being said, yes...OTC birth control would be good all around.While we're at it, deregulated medications in general save for narcotics.


That's right! We all know medication affects everyone in the same exact way. Therefore there is no risk in self medicating. FACTS ARE FUN!



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 09:08 PM
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a reply to: TsukiLunar

So you DO agree that politicians, lawyers, people that are completely clueless should have no legislative power over medicine.

Brlliant.

Glad we could get you away from the Obamacare Bandwagon!

Let doctors make medical decisions, NOT POLITICIANS!

Glad to see you've come to your senses and have come over to our side.




posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 09:09 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: beezzer

They passed legislation here recently that allows pharmacists to renew non-narcotic meds. BC, diabetes meds, etc. No Dr visit and if you can't trust your pharmacist you've got problems. It just about to be implemented.



Actually that would work well. The pharmacists are trained in reading symptoms and they're always available. They would be able to make hormonal adjustments.
Saves a lot of time if you need to go in every three months, and money for those who don't have national health care.

Women should still see their doc once a year for their physical check up though.
edit on 12-9-2014 by snowspirit because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 09:13 PM
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a reply to: snowspirit

More and more pharmacies have clinics manned by Registered Nurses who can write prescriptions. I can't foresee them doing any kind of pelvic exams though.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 09:14 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

Yah! That's why there are so many doctors saying BC should be OTC! Because politics!



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 09:16 PM
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originally posted by: TsukiLunar
a reply to: beezzer

Yah! That's why there are so many doctors saying BC should be OTC! Because politics!


How many have you asked?




posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 09:16 PM
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a reply to: TsukiLunar

Medications do effect everyone in different ways and a computer could do what 9/10 doctors do.

Lets see, when my girlfriend went to get blood pressure medication she had to coerce the doctors into doing all of the tests and then had to talk them into her own diagnosis, just so they would give her the proper examination.

Most doctor offices get you in and out in a very short amount of time because that's how they make money. That IS the American healthcare system. You have to research your own illness before seeing your GP otherwise they will not examine you properly. Even then they take your symptoms and punch them into a computer which then gives possible illnesses. It's WEBMD in the flesh and blood. Most doctors just don't give a #. Managed health insurance has disconnected them from consumerism which would normally punish them for such incompetent behavior.

Most of what GPs do could easily be done by a nurse or pharmacist. It is a waste of money and resources. Then once you have a prescription there's no reason why it is necessary to continually have to go back to GP for refills if the condition hasn't changed. It is simply for the offices to make money.

Specialists are very useful and have many skills that cannot be done by a nurse or pharmacist. I am not talking about them. I am talking about the incompetent GPs you have to visit just to get basic medications that could easily be prescribed by a pharmacist based on general symptoms. Someone with head lice doesn't need to visit a doctor if they need prescription strength shampoo.

For # sake!



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 09:20 PM
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originally posted by: beezzer

originally posted by: TsukiLunar
a reply to: beezzer

Yah! That's why there are so many doctors saying BC should be OTC! Because politics!


How many have you asked?



A million. And they all say medication should be unregulated!



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 09:24 PM
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a reply to: TsukiLunar

lolz

Since I work in the medical field, I am well versed at the frustration of people in the medical field who spend quite a bit of their time treating issues that they don't need to treat when they could be spending more time treating issues that need their attention.

But don't mind my opinion. It actually has no political bias and is only concerned with the practical application.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 09:27 PM
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originally posted by: windword
a reply to: snowspirit

More and more pharmacies have clinics manned by Registered Nurses who can write prescriptions. I can't foresee them doing any kind of pelvic exams though.


Shouldn't I decide if I want a pelvic exam?

What's wrong with local clinics and a blood test? It doesn't take a physician to draw blood and send it to a lab.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 09:28 PM
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a reply to: OrphanApology

Yah! Its not like pharmacists have to work in the pharmacy or anything thing! They should be prescribing medication. They always know whats what.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 09:29 PM
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a reply to: Annee

Exams are a lie by the leftist scum! We should all self diagnose ourselves. A perfect world!



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 09:31 PM
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a reply to: TsukiLunar

I'm not sure what the purpose of your last comment was.

Pharmacists are in pharmacies to get medications into the hands of sick people that need them. In this case, it would be eliminating a middle man that is unnecessary and incompetent most of the time.

Again, not understanding a point in your post. Care to elaborate?
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posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 09:32 PM
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originally posted by: TsukiLunar
a reply to: Annee

Exams are a lie by the leftist scum! We should all self diagnose ourselves. A perfect world!


I should listen to a rightest scum?



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 09:34 PM
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a reply to: OrphanApology

No, we should eliminate doctors altogether. Pharmacist know whats best for everyone one, so what is the use of medical professionals??

GOP 2016! Please vote for us, we promise we love you.



posted on Sep, 12 2014 @ 09:36 PM
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a reply to: TsukiLunar

So what you take away from all the points I made is that doctors shouldn't exist at all...

You have a strange sort of reading comprehension. Best of luck to you.



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