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“Nothing Changes” for Fifty Thousand Texans Forced to Find New Health Care Providers, Says State Attorney

Photo: The Austin Chronicle.

As any woman knows, finding the right gynecologist is no small feat–but finding the “right” gynecologist is taking on a new meaning in Texas, where reproductive health providers must now show that their politics don’t clash with those of conservative lawmakers if they want to continue to see patients in the Texas Women’s Health Program.

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Texas Can Cut Funding To Planned Parenthood, Court Rules

Photo: Americansforthearts.org.

The battle over the Women’s Health Program continues with thousands of women left without care as 2013 begins.

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Texas Will Continue Funding to Planned Parenthood, For Now

Gov. Rick Perry via @TexGov on Twitter

The new, state-funded Texas Women’s Health Program (WHP) will not launch tomorrow, despite state officials’ earlier claims that the program would be ready to see clients without the inclusion of Planned Parenthood.

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Appeals Court Refusal Will Leave 50,000 Women in Texas Without Care

A federal appeals court, on which sits a judge that Rush Limbaugh counts on his “team,” has refused to re-hear arguments against Texas’ barring of Planned Parenthood from participation in its Women’s Health Program.

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Delivering The Bad News To Texas Women: Your Trusted Provider Can’t See You Anymore

Rally in Austin, outside the Texas Dept. of Health. [img src]

When clients come to the Downtown Planned Parenthood Clinic in Austin, Texas, they’re coming to get what they’ve always gotten: contraception, cancer screenings and STI tests. But what they’re getting, if they’re on the newly defunded Medicaid Women’s Health Program, is bad news: Planned Parenthood can’t see them any more.

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HHS vs. Texas: The Spending Clause In Action

It is incredibly frustrating that the very women the federal Medicaid law is intended to protect are the ones who are hurt the most, but those sanctions are the only tool HHS has at its disposal to enforce the law.

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