Women's Health Coalition Worries State Plan Falls Short

Updated Aug. 1, 5:30 p.m. 

State Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, has responded to the Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition’s concerns that the state’s $100 million expansion of a primary care program would not meet lawmakers' intent of restoring access to family planning services. 

“Not only do I appreciate your advocacy, I agree wholeheartedly that this new budget strategy must proceed in a manner that truly meets the needs of Texas women,” Nelson wrote in a letter to the coalition’s chairwoman, Dr. Janet Realini. Nelson, who chairs the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health and Human Services ...

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