Federal law already prevents Medicaid from reimbursing providers for most abortions. Missouri’s new measure rejects $8.3 million in federal funds for the women’s health program, allowing the state to block state funds for other family planning services from going to abortion providers. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON ? Texas experienced a sudden and dramatic spike in pregnancy-related deaths in 2011, the same year the state slashed funding for Planned Parenthood and women’s health programs, according to a study in the September issue of...Show More Summary
With their usual foresight, GOP Texas lawmakers cut Planned Parenthood funding from the state's women's "health" program in 2013. And lo and behold, an independent study by the New England Journal of Medicine has found that resulted in fewer women using long-acting birth control. Show More Summary
AUSTIN, Texas -- The public defunding of Planned Parenthood in Texas may have led to a decrease in highly effective forms of contraceptive services and an increase in Medicaid-paid childbirths among women who previously used injectable contraception, according to a peer-reviewed study by University of Texas at Austin researchers. read more
Bush’s incredibly stupid comments about funding women’s health programs do not necessarily reflect how he governed in Florida.
An amendment passed this week amid an 18-hour budget debate in the Texas House of Representatives could provide Texas' reproductive health watchdogs with data they've long clamored for. Image: Shutterstock The post Dispute Over Texas Women’s Health Program Provider List May Finally Be Resolved appeared first on RH Reality Check.
When Texas chose to shun millions of dollars in federal funding for women’s health so that it could create the Texas Women's Health Program—decidedly shutting Planned Parenthood out of the equation, the future of women’s health in Texas seemed pretty dire. Show More Summary
A New Jersey state senator has introduced a bill that would legalize and tax marijuana to fund women's health programs, the Transportation Trust Fund, and other areas of the state budget slashed by Governor Chris Christie. According to two recent polls, recreational marijuana use enjoys the same approval rating as the governor: 41% of respondents approve of both. [ more › ]
UC San Diego Health System has been featured in the latest Becker's Hospital Review list of "100 Hospitals with Great Women's Health Programs."
Claims for birth control and wellness exams dropped for the program for low-income women, which excludes about 40 Planned Parenthood clinics that once operated under a Medicaid plan.
Fed up with the news that your tax dollars are being diverted from legitimate women's health programs and into bullshit "crisis pregnancy centers?" Well, you're not alone! Read more...
Plutocrat and former third party presidential candidate Ross Perot donated $1 million to Planned Parenthood of Texas, to help fill the gap left by the state's defunding of the Women’s Health Program.
Big win for pro-lifers, cutting off access to medical care in Texas: The number of claims filed for medical and family planning services in the new state-run Texas Women’s Health Program has dropped since the state ousted Planned Parenthood from it and set up its own program without federal financing, according to figures from the [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.
After Gov. Chris Christie (R) slashed $7.5 million from women’s health programs in 2010 — mainly to prevent the money from going to Planned Parenthood — several health clinics in the state were forced to close. Now, New Jersey lawmakers are pushing to restore state funding for those family planning clinics, pointing out that many [...]
For more than a year, Texas lawmakers have been on a crusade against Planned Parenthood that has resulted in deep cuts to family planning services that thousands of women rely on. But, particularly after the state’s health department projected a sharp rise in unintended births as a direct result of the budget cuts, Texas Republicans [...]
In the past two years, Texas legislators slashed funds for family planning and passed up $30 million a year in federal Medicaid money, largely to squeeze Planned Parenthood out of the state's women's health programs. Last week, hundreds...Show More Summary
Our guest blogger is Lindsay Rosenthal, a Research Assistant for Health Policy and Women’s Health and Rights at the Center for American Progress. The 20 point gender gap in the 2012 election was the largest since Gallup poll began tracking in 1952 — the Obama-Biden ticket beat the Romney-Ryan ticket by a large margin with [...]
Automatic across-the-board budget cuts will take hold on Friday, affecting job growth, state education programs, environmental agencies, and women’s health programs. The sequester actually shares an important anniversary — with Big Oil tax breaks. Show More Summary
Texas officials were so insistent on defunding Planned Parenthood, they dismantled the state’s federally-funded Women’s Health Program — a network of doctors that provide care for low-income women — so they could relaunch a new program excluding the national organization. But targeting Planned Parenthood comes at a steep price for the women seeking preventative care [...]
When Texas intentionally dismantled its women’s health program by refusing to fund Planned Parenthood — the largest women’s health group in the country — the state was essentially telling poor women they would need to find new doctors. Thousands of Texan women are now searching for a new provider, but the state is doing a [...]