Ok, at the risk of starting a political firestorm from all 2 people who read this (Thanks, Chris and Bernice!) I wanted to tell you guys about something I saw on the news the other day - A representative, John LaBruzzo (R-Metarie), is toting an idea that would pay individuals below the poverty line 1,000 dollars to get sterilized. I don't usually get into politics on my blog (it's a personal matter) but I wanted to hear what you all had to say, especially people that work on the emergency side of the healthcare field.
Tentatively I'd say we need to include sterilization for males and females, and put a cap on the age (no reason to sterilize a 60 y/o woman). I know it's not just going to cost just the payout of 1,000 dollars (you have to pay the doctor, the hospital, etc) but I'm under the impression that vasectomies and tubal litigation's aren't that rough, so does anyone know the average cost for a sterilization procedure?
I believe this would save us taxpayers a lot of money in the long run. Am I wrong? Am I right? What do you think?
Also, please note the new poll off to the right - I'm going to go one a medical Mission for a month or two next year (through Institute For Field Research Expeditions) and am taking suggestions on destinations