Since Texas replaced the Medicaid Women's Health Program with the Texas Women's Health Program — an effort to exclude providers affiliated with abortion clinics and, in particular, Planned Parenthood — Democratic legislators and family planning advocates have questioned whether the remaining providers enrolled in the program have the capacity to absorb the 40,800 patients that Planned Parenthood saw last year.
In response, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission conducted a survey of women's health providers near those Planned Parenthood clinics to find out whether Texas WHP patients would have trouble accessing services. The agency found two areas — San Angelo and Corsicana — that likely do not have enough providers to treat patients without Planned Parenthood.
This interactive map shows the locations of Planned Parenthood clinics, indicated by that were excluded from the state's program, but participated in the former Medicaid WHP. The non-Planned Parenthood providers that responded to the state's survey are represented by the blue teardrops, and in locations with multiple providers, the teardrops are aggregated into yellow circles. Click on the yellow circles to zoom in on groups of providers, and click on the blue teardrops to get detailed information on a specific provider, including the number of Texas WHP patients the provider said it could see in 2013. A 30-mile radius is drawn around each Planned Parenthood clinic to show the area in which providers were contacted for HHSC's survey.
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