Q&A: Recent Action Undermines Title X Program and Threatens Women’s Health

Q&A: Recent Action Undermines Title X Program and Threatens Women’s Health

Executive Summary

Recently the Trump administration took action to undermine a federal program that provides access to family planning services that affects millions of women. In “Q&A: Recent Action Undermines Title X Program and Threatens Women’s Health,” Staff Attorney Candace Gibson and Senior Attorney Catherine McKee, explain what Title X is and how a 2016 HHS rule intended to ensure access to Title X funded program was overturned by Congress and the president. The authors note that Title X programs are critical to supporting Medicaid beneficiaries access to family planning services. “To the extent that states are able to prevent certain family planning providers from receiving Title X funding, they will also reduce access to high quality reproductive health services for low-income individuals, including individuals enrolled in Medicaid.”

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