Navigation Links
Get the Facts the House Republicans Don't Want You to Have
Date:1/28/2009

From the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Contrary to recent reports federal funding for family planning services makes sense. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) the Family Planning Medicaid Expansion would SAVE the federal government more than $200 million over 5 years.

Below are facts to dispel the rumors and inaccuracies that have flooded America's airwaves and papers over the last few days.

Myth: Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats want the government to spend $200 million for contraception for all Americans and abortion-on-demand.

Fact: Actually, federal funding for family planning saves taxpayers and the federal government money. Expanding access to counseling, sex education, contraception and preventive health screenings for low-income and uninsured women and families will benefit taxpayers.

Publicly-funded family planning services save taxpayers approximately $4.3 billion dollars in maternity and infant care costs every year, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Furthermore, expanded access to contraception reduces the need for abortion.

Myth: Family planning supporters want to limit the number of births people have.

Fact: Voluntary access to family planning services allow health care providers to give low-income Americans tools to make their own family decisions. Family planning providers work to ensure that people have what they need to act responsibly, stay healthy and plan for strong families. This includes contraception, but it also includes counseling, sex education, STD screenings and referrals. To suggest anything else is a disservice to the American public.

Myth: Family planning does nothing to stimulate the economy and is just another wasteful government-funded program.

Fact: Family planning saves taxpayers money and helps reduce unintended pregnancy. Several states with expanded family planning Medicaid services found they allow providers to hire new staff and extend hours - creating jobs and serving additional patients.

Every $1 spent on publicly funded family planning saves more than $4 in state and federal dollars. A 2007 Congressional Budget Office evaluation of Medicaid Family Planning Expansions found that the federal government would save more than $200 million over 5 years and $400 million over 10 years.

The American public is owed the truth. House Republicans have too often been quoted misconstruing the facts; it's time to get the facts straight. Family planning saves money, reduces unintended pregnancies and is critical health care for women.

The National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) is a vital membership organization of dedicated family planning providers - public health departments, hospitals, general health providers and stand-alone reproductive health caregivers.


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Hard, Cold Facts About Frostbite
2. Canine Cancer #1 Fear of Dog Lovers, Web Exclusive by Morris Animal Foundation Provides News on Latest Breakthroughs - Crucial Facts for Dog Owners
3. AcaiBerryMD.com Explains the Real Facts About the Acai Berry Fruit
4. Know the Myths and Facts About Family Health History: American College of Medical Genetics
5. 10 Surprising Facts About Using Brain Training to Fight Dementia
6. Wyeth v. Levine: Preemption and The Facts
7. Obama Blurs the Facts on Born Alive Infants Protection Act
8. Canine Cancer #1 Fear of Dog Lovers; Web Exclusive By Morris Animal Foundation Provides News on Latest Breakthroughs - Crucial Facts for Dog Owners
9. Wolters Kluwer Health Introduces Formulary Facts(TM), a Formulary Analytics Tool that Sets the Standard for Accuracy and Ease-of-Use
10. Get the Facts on the Albuterol Inhaler Transition
11. One-Third of Parents Lack Facts About Child Development
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements ... that was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and ... main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin ... of the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical ... and highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe ... from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine ... his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent ... that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals ... also many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) ... will receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance research ... anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Dublin - ... " Global Markets for Spectroscopy Equipment" report ... This report focuses on the global market of ... applications in various applications. The report deals with spectroscopy ... industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food and beverage, and environmental ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the ... Tests" report to their offering. ... The World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the ... analysis in the report includes the following: ... Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... HOUSTON , June 23, 2016  MedSource ... platform as its e-clinical software solution of choice.  ... the best possible value to their clients by ... nowEDC.  The preferred relationship establishes nowEDC as the ... pricing for MedSource,s full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: