CNN, Mexico, Birth Control

Please try to take politics out of this.  Try to look at the lunacy instead.  The headline on CNN went:

‘Trumpcare’ would send her to Mexico for birth control

There is more:
“It’s not that the Gonzalezes don’t have insurance; they have very good insurance through Ariana’s job as a high school teacher. The problem is that “Trumpcare,” as Ariana calls it, would probably run her health clinic out of town. It’s Planned Parenthood, which the Republican health care proposal defunds because it performs abortions.”
 C’mon.  Really?  There are no other doctors she can go to?  I don’t want to debate the merits or sins of Planned Parenthood but I will defend the need for primary care.    Even the article states there are 20 Federally Qualified Health Centers for every Planned Parenthood and with great insurance why would she even need an FQHC clinic?  Also, a generic Rx of Ortho Tricycle is $9 a month without any insurance.
Articles by CNN with this much hyperbole is what makes them look like idiots.


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Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  3 comments for “CNN, Mexico, Birth Control

  1. Just me
    June 29, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    spot on!

  2. Hawgguy
    June 28, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Sorry for second post.

    “Without easy access to birth control, Ariana became pregnant at 15. ”

    OK, she got pregnant only for lack of easy birth control. It had nothing to do with a penis in a vagina. Got it.

    “A doctor tried to convince her to have an abortion, saying she was one of countless teen moms he’d seen just that week.”

    Embellishment much?

    CNN seems good at finding a poster girl who does not represent the norm for 15 year old pregnant women. Typically they do not go on to higher education and become schoolteachers.

  3. Hawgguy
    June 28, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Her Home in El Centro California…… Location of ElCentro Regional Medical Center…… Where there are 9 Family Practice and 7 Obstetricians on staff.

    And Trump is personally going to “Run her clinic out of town”… Such an old meanie that Trump.

    The CNN piece is very slick and effective (misleading notwithstanding). This is what we are up against.

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