HHSC: New Women's Health Program Has Enough Providers

The Health and Human Services Commission on Monday said a new survey it commissioned shows the Texas Women’s Health Program has a greater capacity to serve impoverished women than its predecessor, a joint state-federal program that ended after the state moved to exclude clinics affiliated with abortion providers. 

The state's enforcement of the so-called Affiliate Ban Rule led the Obama administration to pull a $9-to-$1 federal match for the original Medicaid Women's Health Program on Dec. 31; in all, 51 Planned Parenthood clinics were forced out of the program. Though Planned Parenthood has filed multiple lawsuits ...

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