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Don't have a baby in Texas:


Don't have a baby in Texas:

Texas has the highest rate of maternal mortality in all of the developed world. One lawmaker hopes a task force will determine why this is.

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[Texas' maternal mortality rates are 35.8 per 100,000 live births as of 2014, according to a study in Obstetrics and Gynecology. By comparison, the maternal mortality in Japan was 5 per 100,000 live births, according to UNICEF's 2015 data. In Poland, it was just 3.

This is startling news and a slap in the face for the state of Texas. However the rate of maternal mortality are going up all over the United States. Something is seriously wrong?]


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Re: Don't have a baby in Texas:


Maternal and infant deaths have long been one of the reasons we score low in the health care chain. One of the reasons why the ACA was important to women and children and medicaid expansion, if you can get the [sign in to see URL]. did not opt for medicaid expansion and pregnant women for medicaid in Tx. must meet the 198% poverty line, which means a family of four income is no more than 24,500k a year. I don't think this sounds very "pro-life," at all. I'm more "pro-life" than they are!
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{...The elderly (age 65 and over) made up around 13 percent of the U.S. population in 2002, but they consumed 36 percent of total U.S. personal health care expenses. The average health care expense in 2002 was $11,089 per year for elderly people but only $3,352 per year for working-age people (ages 19-64).5 Similar differences among age groups are reflected in the data on the top 5 percent of health care spenders. People 65-79 (9 percent of the total population) represented 29 percent of the top 5 percent of spenders. Similarly, people 80 years and older (about 3 percent of the population) accounted for 14 percent of the top 5 percent of spenders (Chart 2, 40 KB).2 However, within age groups, spending is less concentrated among those age 65 and over than for the under-65 population. The top 5 percent of elderly spenders accounted for 34 percent of all expenses by the elderly in 2002, while the top 5 percent of non-elderly spenders accounted for 49 percent of expenses by the non-elderly.4 ...}

Because the elderly, like me, have more money, we get the best health care.
While infants are often supported by the young, poor, and often single mothers, who can not afford the ridiculous prices we charge for health care.
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We can afford it because we have Medicare, not because we have more money. At $134 a month plus my secondary at $90, who under the medicare age can beat that a month and use so much of the services?
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"Texas has the highest rate of maternal mortality in all of the developed world. One lawmaker hopes a task force will determine why this is."


How many Planned Parenthood clinics are left there ?

Connect the dots, to use the words the famous words of one (infamous ??), Texano.
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 Texas double digit mortality rate, is probably caused by the state not getting the word out that low income families qualify for free prenatal services.

Also, i read that pregnant women are afraid to see a Dr. for fear they will be locked up after submitting to a urine test which is standard procedure when you are pregnant. If you are a addict it will get you locked up for taking drugs while pregnant.
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