“This is welcome news for the millions of hardworking women and families who are able to get basic preventive health care like cancer screenings thanks to Medicaid. Right now, one in ten American women gets her health care through Medicaid, letting her choose her own health care provider. Many of these women visit Planned Parenthood health centers– and for many of them, Planned Parenthood doctors and nurses are the only health care providers they see all year. President Obama understands that for millions of women, cuts to this program could mean the difference between getting cancer screenings and birth control, or going without.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America media office: 212-261-4433
January 31, 2013
September 07, 2016