Navigation Links
Family Planning Provision Wrongfully Removed From Economic Stimulus Package

Pelosi, Waxman on the Right Track

Boehner and Republican Party on Wrong Track

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This weekend, House Minority Leader John Boehner wrongly claimed that the Medicaid Family Planning State Option, a common sense provision to expand basic health care to millions of women, would cost hundreds of millions of dollars. The option, which became the victim of Boehner's misleading attacks and partisan politics, was dropped from the economic stimulus bill.

"This option rightfully belonged in the economic recovery package," said Kathy Kneer, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California. "The Republican leadership, which demanded its removal, has once again shown just how divisive and out of touch they are with the American public, which overwhelming supports access to family planning services."

The Medicaid Family Planning State Option will ultimately save money in tough economic times. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the state option would save the federal government $700 million over ten years, freeing up money to go toward other pressing state and national priorities during these tough economic times.

In California, independent evaluations of the current family planning expansions have significant estimated cost savings - approximately $1.5 billion annually in state and federal government savings from costs associated with unintended pregnancy. Allowing a waiver also saves state administrative costs in tough budget times.

The Medicaid Family Planning State Option would allow millions of low income women to obtain basic health care including breast and cervical cancer screenings. It extends safety net health care coverage for millions who are losing their jobs and health insurance in the economic downturn.

"During this tough economic time, expanding access to basic health care is critical for women and families," Kneer said. "Medicaid Family Planning State Option is an essential priority for the health of low-income working women. We expect a clear and public commitment from the administration to secure family planning services for low-income individuals and we urge Congress to act quickly to include the family planning option in the next possible moving vehicle sent to the President."

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) is the state public policy office representing California's nine separately incorporated Planned Parenthood affiliates. Through advocacy and electoral action, PPAC promotes sound public policy in areas of reproductive health care, family planning and comprehensive sex education.

SOURCE Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment
2. Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment
3. Isolation of a new gene family essential for early development
4. Lake Elsinore Family Caregiver Receives Free Power Wheelchair From The SCOOTER Store
5. Family-based treatment more effective than supportive psychotherapy in treating bulimia
6. R. P. Simmons Family Foundation Pledges $2 Million for New Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Campus
7. BlueCare(R) Family Plan, a HUSKY Health Plan from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut, Raises Awareness, Funds and Diapers for New Haven Diaper Bank
8. Regional Center of Orange County Expands Family Support Resources to Meet Growing Needs
9. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Pushes for Pre-K Expansion in Georgia
10. Family History Has Strong Effect on Cardiac Risk
11. Childs Flu Shot Helps Whole Family
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... Dr. Poneh Ghasri, ... Today on September 18, 2015. The research, which was conducted at the Dental Institute ... and colleagues, show connections between stress during pregnancy and future dental health in the ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... Leading Internet marketing ... launched "Publish Academy" training course . Singal's new program, in which he ... and marketers around the Internet are weighing in with reviews. , "Considering the ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... , ... Scientists in Seattle and Vancouver compared the diagnostic value of lung ... Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new research. Click here ... the University of British Columbia found that certain genetic alterations were seen just as ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... ... School of Nursing. Dr. McLeod—who earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the ... that has spanned four decades. , Dr. McLeod’s long and successful nursing practice ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... 13, 2015 , ... Breathing is one of the human ... According to T’ai Chi (also spelled “Taiji”) and Qigong Grand-masters Steven Aung, MD, ... with the 7,000 year old tradition they teach, can improve health, increase energy ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/13/2015)... Oct. 13, 2015   Rosa & Co. LLC ... Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP)/ PhysioPD™ , today announced that ... a workshop at the QSP Congress Meeting ... Boston, MA.  The conference focuses on the ...  Dr. Friedrich,s workshop is entitled "Using Mechanistic Physiological Models ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... , Oct. 13, 2015 China ... or " China Jo-Jo "), a leading China-based retail, ... products through its own online and retail pharmacies, announced ... Company,s official branded online pharmacy through , ... was a record 25%. China Jo-Jo,s ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... 13, 2015  Yesterday Congresswoman Renee Ellmers ... manufacturing site located in Holly Springs, NC ... produced Flucelvax ® (Influenza Vaccine) using cell-culture technology, a ... start-up and is not reliant on chicken eggs. 1,2 ... influenza vaccines business of Novartis AG in the US, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: