Sunday, March 16, 2014

Fees soar for Abortion Clinics in British Columbia

I note that no mention is made of other types of clinics. Just abortion clinics. Blurb:

B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons says it needs to charge the true cost of accrediting and regulating clinics


Two Metro Vancouver women’s centres and one Vancouver Island clinic are facing 400 per cent increases to regulatory fees charged by the College of Physicians and Surgeons this year, which equate to an almost $9,000 bill this year.

For a non-profit organization like the Elizabeth Bagshaw Women’s Clinic in Vancouver, it will likely mean a reduction in operating hours, said executive director Jill Doctoroff.

“It’s huge,” she said. “Already we are bare bones. … I’m looking for $9,000 next year and there’s not a lot of areas to cut. Now we’re looking at what we could cut, and it could be service hours.”

Wait a minute. You're doctors. And you can't absorb a $9000 liability? That's $180 a week.

If you reduce hours, then you won't make the money you need to stay in business.

Normally, when the price of business goes up, business owners charge more, when they can't absorb the cost through cuts. They say they can't make it up anywhere else, but where there's a will, there's a way.

I call B.S.

Losing the women’s clinics would have a huge affect on the health care system, said Karagianis, because they offer a safe place for women to have sensitive health care procedures like Pap tests. Many women do not have a family doctor and are uncomfortable doing such procedures with random doctors at walk-in clinics, she said.

Losing the clinics over a $180 a week? And note how the don't focus on abortions, but on "other" procedures. As if abortion isn't their real reason for existing.

If we didn't subsidize abortion, we could fund more family doctors.