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 [...]
(CNN) - Planned Parenthood in Texas heads to federal court Friday, looking for a temporary injunction that would allow it to take part in the state's revamped Women's Health Program. Late last month, a Texas judge denied the group's request for a temporary restraining order that would have extended the organization's ability to participate. FULL [...]
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 [...]
On January 1st, Texas launched its revamped Women's Health Program. By revamped, we mean that the state-run system that is supposed to service Texas's 100,000 low-income women no longer includes satanic abortionplex Planned Parenthood,...Show More Summary
After anti-choice Texas officials spent most of 2012 attempting to defund their state’s Planned Parenthood clinics, they finally succeeded. On January 1, Texas launched its new state-run Women’s Health Program — a network of health care organizations that provide preventative care and family planning to low-income women — without Planned Parenthood. Since the national women’s [...]
A Texas state judge has delivered a ruling in response to the second legal challenge Planned Parenthood has brought against the state for removing the abortion business from its taxpayer-funded women’s health program. The judge refused today to grant a temporary restraining order allowing Planned Parenthood to rejoin the Texas Women’s Health Program in time [...]
This morning, U.S. District Judge Walter Smith, Jr. denied Texas’ request to prevent the Health and Human Services Department from cutting off funding for the Texas Women’s Health Program (WHP). The Associated Press reports that without the state’s request for a preliminary injunction, Medicaid funding for the WHP will likely expire on December 31st. [ more › ]
On Thursday, in a letter to the Third Court of Appeals, Planned Parenthood admitted that they have been charging women for services that should be free under the Women’s Health Program (WHP), which serves low-income Texan women. Providers enrolled in the program are reimbursed by the federal government. The letter states, “Pending a ruling on [...]