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Congratulations, Texas! You're A Daddy Now!
12-08-2012, 02:50 PM
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Congratulations, Texas! You're A Daddy Now!
Texas lawmakers find Planned Parenthood decision is costly... When state lawmakers passed a two-year budget in 2011 that moved $73 million from family planning services to other programs, the goal was largely political: halt the flow of taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood clinics. Now they are facing the policy implications — and, in some cases, reconsidering.

Source: Texas Tribune

"The latest Health and Human Services Commission projections being circulated among Texas lawmakers indicate that during the 2014-15 biennium, poor women will deliver an estimated 23,760 more babies than they would have, as a result of their reduced access to state-subsidized birth control. The additional cost to taxpayers is expected to be as much as $273 million —"

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Ahead of the next legislative session, during which lawmakers will grapple with an existing Medicaid financing shortfall, a bipartisan coalition is considering ways to restore some or all of those family planning dollars, as a cost-saving initiative if nothing else.

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[Image: th.jpg] What happened? Did these lawmakers finally believe the math that was presented BEFORE the election? We'll see.
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