Tag Archives: family planning
Jane Nelson, the Senate’s chief budget writer, praised the Legislature’s funding of women’s health programs despite state data and other research that shows they are not meeting the needs of poor women.
Reproductive health advocates have long pointed to Texas as a cautionary tale of what happens when lawmakers prioritize defunding Planned Parenthood and boostin...Read More
Without Planned Parenthood, Almost Half the Providers in Texas’ Women’s Health Program Saw No Patients
Women’s health advocates say the high percentage of providers seeing few, if any, clients is “alarming.”
For years, the Texas health agency has claimed that its Healthy Texas Women program is thriving. After Planned Parenthood was booted out in 2013, state official...Read More
The announcement comes two weeks after the Observer reported that the Heidi Group served just 3,300 of the 70,000 patients it promised.
The Texas health agency announced late on Friday that it will terminate the state’s multi-million-dollar family planning contracts with the Heidi Group, the a...Read More
But the state keeps renewing its multimillion-dollar contract.
Anti-abortion activist Carol Everett had no experience running a family planning program when the state of Texas awarded her millions in taxpayer funds to help ...Read More
A win for Texas could greenlight other states to kick the women's health provider out of Medicaid programs.
Texas is testing the Trump administration’s antagonism toward Planned Parenthood with a controversial move that could set a path for other states to defun...Read More
Texas health officials are retooling the state family planning safety net in advance of a summer launch, and providers are hoping for expanded services....Read More
A new study released Wednesday reports that after anti-abortion Texas lawmakers blocked Planned Parenthood from participating in the Texas Women’s Health Pro...Read More
As Texas consolidates its multi-pronged family planning programs, doctors air their concerns about meeting patients' needs with limited resources.
At Wednesday’s Women’s Health Advisory Committee meeting — the second convening of the nine-member committee assembled to help bureaucrats navigate the c...Read More
Texas bureaucrats and lawmakers have continued to claim that non-Planned Parenthood providers can pick up the slack, only to have their own numbers show that fe...Read More