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A BORTION S UPPLEMENT Dartmouth 2K9 Z HEN 2 1 A BORTION A FF S UPPLEMENT I NDEX Last printed 0/0/0000 0:00:00 AM 1
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A BORTION S UPPLEMENT Dartmouth 2K9 Z HEN 2 2 1) Supply-demand economics – they’ve got it backwards; the lack of abortion clinics is due to the lack of funding for women living in poverty to have abortions. 2) Even if they win risk of insufficient infrastructure, Medicaid regulations solve. Medicaid provides transportation for needed care – funding for Medicaid abortions solves alternative causalities. Health Consumer Alliance, 06 (Health Consumer Alliance, April 2006, “Medicaid Transportation Services,” http://www.healthconsumer.org/cs026Medicaid Transport.pdf) Title XIX of the Social Security Act and accompanying regulations require that in their state Medicaid programs, states cover medical care and services and fulfill administrative requirements necessary to operate the Medicaid program efficiently . Among these administrative requirements is the mandate that a State plan “specify that the Medicaid agency will ensure necessary transportation for recipients to and from providers and describe methods that the agency will use to meet this requirement.”1 While transportation may not always be a medical service, it ensures that individuals can get to and from needed care and thus is necessary for the effective administration of Medicaid-funded health care services. In order to claim federal matching funds, states may cover “necessary” transportation either as an administrative expense or an optional state plan item of medical assistance, or under both categories. The mandate to assure necessary transportation stems from provisions of the Social Security Act and regulations requiring that medical assistance be 1) available in all political subdivisions of the State;2 2) provided with reasonable promptness to all eligible individuals;3 3) furnished in the same amount, duration, and scope to all individuals in a group;4 4) provided in a manner consistent with the best interests of the recipient;5 5) available to eligible recipients from qualified providers of their choice;6 and 6) provided in accordance with methods of administration found necessary by the Secretary for proper and efficient operation of the state plan.7 Additionally, the federal requirement is based upon recognition from past experience in Medicaid operation, that unless needy individuals can actually get to and from providers of services, the entire goal of a state Medicaid program is inhibited.8 How a state will meet its federal mandate to assure necessary transportation 2
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A BORTION S UPPLEMENT Dartmouth 2K9 Z HEN 2 3 AT: Backlash 1) Empirics prove – historically, social shifts have not decreased the legitimacy or sufficiently tampered with the rulings of the Supreme Court. Roe v. Wade empirically proves that a controversial ruling that created a precedent would have no sufficient affect in the long-run. 2) The doctrine of precedent makes overruling a prior decision extremely unlikely because it would
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