The funds will be redirected to about 200 health-care facilities, but pro-choice advocates don’t think those health centers could fill the gap left by Planned Parenthood’s defunding.
A report links an increase in Medicaid-paid births to diminished access to injectable contraception as a result of excluding Planned Parenthood affiliates from Texas’ Medicaid program.
A federal judge on Monday certified a legal challenge to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s decision to terminate Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid contracts as a class action on behalf of all Medicaid patients in the state.
Ohio has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country, with especially elevated rates among Black and Hispanic infants, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Though Obamacare was supposed to expand reproductive health coverage, state and federal policies have continued to make it difficult for women in many states to secure abortion coverage.
Like many across the country, an investigation in Kansas found that Planned Parenthood was not involved with the illegal sale of fetal tissue.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said he would cut off Medicaid funding for the state’s Planned Parenthood. The move would deprive the organization of about $61,000.
By refusing to expand Medicaid, many states with Republican-controlled legislatures are keeping many from accessing affordable coverage.
Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said last week that he would not eliminate the state’s expansion of Medicaid and the kynect health-care exchange.
Pharmaceutical company Turing did not quite follow through on its promise of a “modest” price drop for a drug to treat an infection that can be life-threatening in those with HIV or AIDS. Competitors have decided to offer a $1 alternative.