In 2011 the Texas Legislature turned down federal money in order to exclude Planned Parenthood from receiving state funds. Four years later a new report shows what happens when a state takes over the Women’s Health Program.
A Senate finance committee work group has proposed directing an additional $100 million towards preventative care and family planning.
The confusing legislation and litigation, untangled.
A recent story in the Houston Chronicle, by Peggy Fikac, explains how the women’s health program will be funded. According to the story: The state plans to use funds from a Medicaid fraud crackdown and services deemed unnecessary, plus a hiring freeze on administrative positions in health and human services