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Offline OrigamiRuss

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Did they just change the rules on birth control?I
« on: October 06, 2017, 09:49:32 PM »
My other half asked me to check out the process for getting sorted with a GP and birth control when she gets here.  I found this little gem on the NHS website:

"However, from 21 August 2017, any new course of treatment for NHS-funded assisted conception services will not be free to surcharge payers (or people exempt from paying it), unless another exemption applies."

Did the NHS just take birth control out of what the NHS surcharge covers, or am I misreading it?

Taken from about halfway down this page:
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Re: Did they just change the rules on birth control?I
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2017, 09:53:48 PM »
My other half asked me to check out the process for getting sorted with a GP and birth control when she gets here.  I found this little gem on the NHS website:

"However, from 21 August 2017, any new course of treatment for NHS-funded assisted conception services will not be free to surcharge payers (or people exempt from paying it), unless another exemption applies."

Did the NHS just take birth control out of what the NHS surcharge covers, or am I misreading it?

Taken from about halfway down this page:
http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/uk-visitors/moving-to-england/Pages/moving-from-outside-the-eea.aspx

Assisted conception is the opposite of contraception.  :)
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Offline OrigamiRuss

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Re: Did they just change the rules on birth control?I
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2017, 09:57:03 PM »
LMAO!

It's a bloody good job it's not down to me to take that pill or we'd have a serious problem!

Thanks Larrabee - spot the dozy muppet that can't read.....
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Re: Did they just change the rules on birth control?I
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2017, 09:57:28 PM »
It basically means courses of IVF treatment :).


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Re: Did they just change the rules on birth control?I
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2017, 10:01:22 PM »
Birth control is still free to all on the NHS :).

On the other side of the pond, however:

Trump Rolls Back Access to Free Birth Control
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41528526



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Re: Did they just change the rules on birth control?I
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2017, 10:07:01 PM »
LMAO!

It's a bloody good job it's not down to me to take that pill or we'd have a serious problem!

Thanks Larrabee - spot the dozy muppet that can't read.....

Ha! What a difference a syllable makes huh?  ;D
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Re: Did they just change the rules on birth control?I
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2017, 10:44:55 PM »
Birth control is still free to all on the NHS :).

On the other side of the pond, however:

Trump Rolls Back Access to Free Birth Control
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41528526


I have run out of words for how much I loathe and despise that man.
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Re: Did they just change the rules on birth control?I
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2017, 01:13:23 PM »
I have run out of words for how much I loathe and despise that man.
I could add some more but I fear I’m going to pop a blood vessel . 

Here’s a picture of Trump throwing paper towels to the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico


How about one of Trump dedicating a golf trophy to the people of Puerto Rico?