The state this week launched its own version of the Women’s Health Program. Texas is funding the program on its own because the federal government pulled funding after the state blocked Planned Parenthood from participating.
The Texas version still serves low-income women who would qualify for Medicaid if they became pregnant. It will cover about 110,000 women between 18 and 44 years old with free well-woman exams, basic health care and certain family planning services.
Audio: Ben Philpott's story for KUT News
"There is one thing that’s actually been added, and that is treatment for some sexually transmitted diseases ...