Tag Archives: Planned Parenthood

The American Health Care Act And Medicaid: Changing A Half-Century Federal-State Partnership

The AHCA radically restructures Medicaid’s federal financing system. Along with its withdrawal of the ACA’s adult eligibility funding enhancement, the bill would shift an estimated $370 billion in financial risks to the states over the coming decade.

March 10, 2017

Can Community Health Centers Fill The Health Care Void Left By Defunding Planned Parenthood?

Despite the health benefits and cost savings that flow from family planning, there can be little doubt that withdrawal of federal funding from excluded providers will adversely affect access to care.

January 27, 2017

Is There Any Room Left For Empirical Research On Family Planning?

A recent evaluation of the impact of Texas’ exclusion of Planned Parenthood from a fee-for-service family planning program quickly sparked an aggressive response from state legislators. Placed in the context of increasing polarization, the space for empiricism in debates over politicized health...

June 28, 2016

Planned Parenthood And Fetal Tissue Sale: Manufactured Controversy And The Real Ethical Debate

A Symposium On Health Law. Some have called the edited videos of Planned Parenthood's handling of fetal tissue donations a "hoax." Instead what happened here, I want to suggest, is what I will call a “manufactured controversy.”

March 9, 2016

The New Congressional Effort To Undermine The Affordable Care Act

For the first time, Republicans will use the “reconciliation” budget process to advance repeal of the Affordable Care Act. The legislation sheds light on Republican thinking about the future of the ACA, especially if the Republican Party controls the White House, Senate, and House in January 2017.

October 8, 2015

Quantifying Planned Parenthood’s Critical Role In Meeting The Need For Publicly Supported Contraceptive Care

As the debate surrounding Planned Parenthood builds, analysis from the Guttmacher Institute shows unequivocally that Planned Parenthood plays a major role in delivering publicly supported contraceptive services and supplies to women in need of such care.

September 8, 2015

Planned Parenthood, Community Health Centers, And Women’s Health: Getting The Facts Right

The current Planned Parenthood fight, one of the most disturbing battles over women’s health in recent years, has been riddled with inaccuracies. A particularly damaging one is the assertion that the nation’s community health centers could pick up the slack if Planned Parenthood is defunded.

September 2, 2015

Title X: The Lynchpin Of Publicly Funded Family Planning In The United States

The Title X national family planning program was created 45 years ago with broad bipartisan support. Today, Congress has Title X—still the only federal grant program dedicated entirely to family planning and related preventive health care—in its sights for severe funding cuts or even elimination.

August 10, 2015