Comments: Idaho’s Family Planning Referrals Section 1115 Waiver Application

Executive Summary

In comments to the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Health Law Program urges HHS to reject Idaho’s request to require individuals to obtain a referral from their primary care provider before receiving family planning services from a different provider. The comments explain why the proposed project would reduce access to medically necessary preventive care, leading to worse health outcomes for low-income people in Idaho.

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