Should Hospital Mergers Be Allowed if Specific Services Will Be Impacted?
Due to the competitive, fast-changing healthcare market, many nonsectarian hospitals have recently been merging with religiously controlled hospitals. As a condition of the merger, religiously controlled hospitals have often demanded that nonsectarian hospitals observe religious prohibitions against providing certain reproductive health services, such as elective sterilizations, contraceptive services, assisted reproduction, comprehensive AIDS prevention and condom distribution, and morning-after pills for rape victims.
When mergers between religiously controlled hospitals and nonsectarian hospitals occur, most reproductive health services would be eliminated. Are you for or against allowing hospital mergers to occur if specific services will be impacted?
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