Feds Cut Texas Medicaid Funds Over Exclusion of Planned Parenthood–Stupid Political Battle Over Women’s Health–
Posted Mar 16 2012 2:43am
This is sad that the federal funds won’t be going to Texas but really stupid is the stance their Governor took on this. For the life of me, I can’t figure this out and I’ll return to what I have said before that “abortions” is the “default” topic of the digital illiterates as they seem to always revert back to something that upsets everyone and this does it every time and women suffer from either lack of access or funds.
Again it’s the only thing I believe they think they can control. I have respect for all types of religions too and read today where one business owner was going to sue over contraception with his employee insurance plan. I guess things could be worse but so far they are not one of the states with jail time for doctors on the books but this makes a point of how stupid this all is and women suffer over dumb male egos. I liked the bill in Ohio to where the significant other of a man had to verify that he had ED before he could get a prescription of Viagra…don’t think that makes sense? Well neither does this. BD
The Obama administration said Thursday it would stop funding a Texas women's health-care program after the state excluded Planned Parenthood from participating, the latest skirmish in a national battle over reproductive-health coverage.
Texas has received federal funds since 2007 to pay for birth control, health screening and family exams for a subset of low-income women in the federal-state Medicaid program. The state got $34 million last year and provided another $7 million from state coffers for the program, which doesn't apply to all women on Medicaid. More than 100,000 women in the state currently receive the services, at one of hundreds of participating clinics.
The decision comes amid renewed controversy over contraception and abortion, as well as the coming battle at the Supreme Court over the roles of state and federal governments in funding health care.