The nationalization of health care proceeds apace. Funding for abortions (via Planned Parenthood) has increased by at least half, while funding for actually birthing babies… well, that’s one “women’s health” service we don’t offer any more:
Pregnant women in one southwestern Pennsylvania town will soon need to look elsewhere to deliver their babies, after a local hospital announced it will end the practice in March — blaming ObamaCare in part for the decision.
The Windber Medical Center will stop delivering babies after March 31 because its obstetricians are either leaving or refocusing their practices, and because hospital officials believe they can’t afford it based on projected reimbursements under looming federal health care reforms.
In a lengthy statement posted to its website Wednesday, the hospital cited several reasons for the decision — including a claim that the population of women of child-bearing age is dropping and that the number of births the hospital would be called upon to perform isn’t enough for it to provide the service in the face of lower reimbursements under the federal Affordable Care Act.
The closest obstetric facility is 10 miles away.
“Your baby is very important to us. Please remain in labor until the next obstetrician is available. Your wait time is approximately… 15… minutes… Your baby is very…”
Again, any hint of a whisper of a threat to federal funding of abortions is met with fainting and the vapors—while stories of actual birthing centers closing due to the repercussions of ObamaCare are relegated to Fox News.
No wonder birth rates are dropping: there’s no future in it.