State Posts Revised List of Women's Health Providers

A revised list of Texas Women’s Health Program providers — with 965 fewer doctors and clinics — has returned to the state’s website.

The Health and Human Services Commission removed the list earlier this month after lawmakers and women’s health advocates challenged its accuracy. State Rep. Lon Burnam, D-Fort Worth, for example, contacted 104 providers listed in the Fort Worth region and found only 11 accepted WHP patients and three of them provided only limited services.

The Texas WHP replaced the federal Medicaid WHP on Jan. 1. The program's Affiliate Ban Rule, which prohibits providers associated with abortion clinics ...

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