CNN: Trumpcare' Would Send Women to Mexico For Birth Control

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The following report exemplifies media bias and how outlets like CNN twist the truth entirely. 

"All Ariana and Kevin Gonzalez want is birth control," begins a CNN report about a "typical" California couple. "As far as health care needs go, that's pretty simple."

The problem, according to the lemmings CNN used for its report? "Trumpcare": 

"But the California couple says that if the Republican alternative to Obamacare becomes law, they'll be driving over the border to Mexico to get it. 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."

The Gonzalezes live in the Imperial Valley, an agricultural area two hours east of San Diego, with a severe doctor shortage. On average in California, there's one primary care physician for every 1,341 people. In the Imperial Valley, there's one physician for every 4,170 people, according to the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

For Ariana, that means it takes well over a month to get an appointment with her gynecologist and then four or five hours in the waiting room to see him, which means she has to take the day off work. At Planned Parenthood, she gets an appointment the next day and is in and out in about 30 minutes. 

If the Republican plan passes and Planned Parenthood leaves town, Ariana says, her best option would be to cross the border, where she can see a gynecologist immediately. It's an option she doesn't want to take but will if she has to. 

Of course the report goes on (with violins all but blaring in the background) to lament Ariana's alleged future plight. 

"If (Planned Parenthood's) doors are shut, you'll be driving your own constituents to an entirely different country in search of health care, and that's not America," she said. "I don't think that's who we are as a country." 

Interestingly, the report cedes that there are other clinics in the area offering the exact same services as Planned Parenthood Ariana could visit, but why highlight that fact? 

There is also nary a mention of Obamacare and how crippling premiums and plans that barely cover the bare basics with regard to maternity and fertility issues have negatively impacted women around the country. Another glaring bias is the fact that the report mentions long wait-times. Yet doctors and clinics have been forced to take on more patients in precisely because of Obamacare, hence their wait-times have increased exponentially. 

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