Study: Women to Lose Care if State Nixes Planned Parenthood

Women's access to affordable health care will be reduced if the state follows through with its plan to eschew federal funding for the Women’s Health Program and create a state program instead, according to a new study from George Washington University.

The study, a follow-up to a May report from the university on Texas women's health, examines the impact of excluding Planned Parenthood from the state Women’s Health Program in Bexar, Dallas, Hidalgo, Lubbock and Midland counties.

The Women’s Health Program operates under a Medicaid waiver and serves more than 100,000 low-income women. Starting ...

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