What does ObamaCare Have to Do With Circumcision?

I was recently discussing the pros and cons of circumcision with a friend, and later, he sent me an article from no less reputable a source than Yahoo! Health news which reported that the leading pediatric organization in America has reversed its 13-year-old policy concerning the health benefits of circumcision. Up until recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics had stated that the risks involved in circumcision weren’t really worth the possible benefits. Now, the AAP says that the risks are worth the benefits.

The battle over this question has been going on for some time, but what I find so interesting about this recent reversal is that it comes right on the heels of Obamacare passing. You see, the AAP’s endorsement is more than just an unbiased statement of medical research—it has repercussions on insurance. As the story reports:

The nation’s most influential pediatricians group says the health benefits of circumcision in newborn boys outweigh any risks and insurance companies should pay for it.

The most important line there is “and insurance companies should pay for it.” In another portion of the article, it mentions that eighteen states have stopped funding circumcisions through Medicaid because it was not considered medically necessary. Most people have not considered this very important aspect of the recent healthcare regulations: the potential it has to impact medical research results and influence the stated opinions of professional medical associations. If a medical association says something is medically necessary, and this causes insurance companies to be forced to cover it, then, under ObamaCare, this could fluctuate the taxpayer burden by billions or more. One day, circumcisions are not covered; the next they are. One day, chiropractor visits are covered; the next, they’re not.

If insurance stays largely unregulated, different insurance companies would be free to develop their own policies, and you would be free to purchase the insurance that works best for your needs. But, if the civil government is paying for it, it can’t and won’t be like this. Insurance will become uniform, and the civil government will have to use research from the most “reputable” professional associations to determine what will and will not be covered. And, of course, these associations will not in any sense be tempted to sway their opinions to benefit their members or their backers in different health industries. Effective cancer treatments that cost very little will of course be given as much weight in the research as costly cancer treatments that extend over long periods of time after which they precipitate the need for other costly medical procedures. Right. Because insurance companies, bureaucratic associations, and government never work to further their own selfish ends at our expense.








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  • LikedTheOldUSABetter

    I’m sure that the Kenyan chimp-in-chief remains “intact”. How very nasty if all those Chicago bath house escapades with “dead fish” Emmanuel are true. Yuck!

    I don’t believe circumcision is a ritual in Islam. Except, of course, only with poor little, defenseless and innocent Muslim and Anamist baby girls. What painful idiocy is for these unfortunate little ones! What Stone Age thinking stll guides these ignorant people. What sadists they are.

    Obamacare, as of last night, is dead in the water along with all the Obandit’s worthless Executive Orders.
    REAL hope and change is coming to us after four dry years.

    And should he decided to start using his 700 million round of ammo, he might find out that we will take it away from him before he runs to Brazil for protection!

    What an evil person Obama is, thinking he would have people shot who don’t like him or disagree with him. And that goes for the First Hippo and her litter as well, Ms Palousy, Mr. Rude and the Congressional Black Caucus except for LTC Alan West, IF he happens to be a member….which I seriously doubt. He’s much too smart for that.

    • AuroraBird

      Morons!. Morons EVERYWHERE!

      Muslim’s circumcise. Seriously, read a book. If you know how to.

  • KOTFrank

    First, when talking about male circumcision, i highly recommend: http://research.cirp.org/news1.html John Taylor, heart specialist and penis researcher says in his 2009 October Newsletter:
    SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) and circumcision: What is the link?

    Second, mandated health coverage means loss of freedom. The players here pro forced genital cutting of boys, PEPFAR and lalala. Forced, yea another loss of freedom. The American Academy of Pediatrics, AAP, is nothing more than a TRADE ORGANIZATION that going after the money before health that be damned. In polls, circumcision runs 80% against 20% for yet politicians are too scared to make the call and follow the will of the people. That circumcision remove 65%-85% of the males sexual receptors, meaning intact males feel 75% more, and straightjackets what should be a mobile mechanical and sexual system is nothing to sneeze at. That doctors make more money by selling foreskins for their stem cells, say to feed embryonic research, stem cells that would normally change during puberty to be the male’s sexual receptors, is nothing less than harvesting body parts. Google ‘foreskin bio industry’.

    I’ve been asking this question: Would any of my Obamacare money go towards forced male circumcision? No answer from my reps. Pelosi and Feinstein. I did though get an answer from a Obamacare ticket collector at the door for those who want info, who said if it’s legal then yes. i’m not sure really what to make of that.

    BTW UCSF has ongoing seemingly innumerable studies against having a normal body part the foreskin, and yet not ONE study looking at a beneficial foreskin. The USA is not #1 but #52 of all world nations for infant mortality according to the CIA. Its been getting worse not better and Obamacare will make it more so, again PEPFAR supports circumcising the world. The world is coming to terms with circumcision and shining a light against our political darkness:

    All six Nordic nations’ sexology associations signed this document “foreskin is a functional & highly sensitive, erogenous structure, capable of providing pleasure” http://nacs.eu/data/press_release001.pdf

    http://www.circumstitions.com/Docs/aap-12-europe.pdf PEDIATRICS Volume 131, Number 4, April 2013 –
    Cultural Bias in the AAP’s 2012 Technical Report and Policy Statement on Male Circumcision

    We are becoming barbarians, medically and politically.Mandated health coverage means loss of freedom. The players here pro forced genital cutting of boys, PEPFAR and lalala. Forced, yea another loss of freedom. The American Academy of Pediatrics, AAP, is nothing more than a TRADE ORGANIZATION that going after the money before health that be damned. In polls, circumcision runs 80% against 20% for yet politicians are too scared to make the call and follow the will of the people. That circumcision remove 65%-85% of the males sexual receptors, meaning intact males feel 75% more, and straightjackets what should be a mobile mechanical and sexual system is nothing to sneeze at. That doctors make more money by selling foreskins for their stem cells, say to feed embryonic research, stem cells that would normally change during puberty to be the male’s sexual receptors, is nothing less than harvesting body parts. Google ‘foreskin bio industry’.

    I’ve been asking this question: Would any of my Obamacare money go towards forced male circumcision? No answer from my reps. Pelosi and Feinstein. I did though get an answer from a Obamacare ticket collector at the door for those who want info, who said if it’s legal then yes. i’m not sure really what to make of that.

    BTW UCSF has ongoing seemingly innumerable studies against having a normal body part the foreskin, and yet not ONE study looking at a beneficial foreskin. The USA is not #1 but #52 of all world nations for infant mortality according to the CIA. Its been getting worse not better and Obamacare will make it more so, again PEPFAR supports circumcising the world. The world is coming to terms with circumcision and shining a light against our political darkness:

    All six Nordic nations’ sexology associations signed this document “foreskin is a functional & highly sensitive, erogenous structure, capable of providing pleasure” http://nacs.eu/data/press_release001.pdf

    http://www.circumstitions.com/Docs/aap-12-europe.pdf PEDIATRICS Volume 131, Number 4, April 2013 –
    Cultural Bias in the AAP’s 2012 Technical Report and Policy Statement on Male Circumcision

    We are becoming barbarians, medically and politically.

  • Jeremy Gie Kung

    The AAP statement was very carefully crafted to not recommend circumcision but then claims the benefits outweigh the risks, When the AAP was pressed into what risks they compared it was revealed that they didn’t even compare the risks to the benefits when writing their position.

    They also quoted a study which shows the foreskin is the most sensitive parts of the penis but then ignored that this body part had a purpose in life.

    I think you have really hit the nail on the head when you mention that the AAP want insurance to pay for it. They say this because they want to protect their members income. In states that do not pay for circumcisions the rates of genital cutting has been dropping considerably each year.

    USA is the only country in the developed world where unethical Doctors are still routinely removing a healthy body part off a non consenting person in hospitals.

    Most countries have banned it in hospitals and teach proper care as most guys never need circumcision and modern medicine has alternatives that are more cost effective than circumcision and do not remove the most sensitive part of the male body.