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Planned Parenthood FundingAn issues analysis paper by Viktor A VeraIntroduction:Most of Planned Parenthood’s federal funding is from Medicaid reimbursements for preventive care, and some is from Title X. At least 60% of Planned Parenthood patients rely on public health programs like Medicaid and Title X for preventive and primary careWhy are Planned Parenthood health centers so important? Because Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading reproductive health care provider. Its health centers provide supportive reproductive health care to 2.5 million people in a year. An estimated one in five women has relied on Planned Parenthood health centers for care in her lifetime. That’s why a majority of Americans support Planned Parenthood, and why so many people are saying #IStandWithPP.If Congress shuts down Planned Parenthood health centers, 2.5 million people a year would lose access to birth control, cancer screenings, STD tests, and more.Here is everything you need to know about these attacks on Planned Parenthood patients in Congress, and the devastation they would wreak on women’s health care.Against:Main Line of Attack on Access to Care at Planned Parenthood
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“Defunding” Planned Parenthood really means blocking patients who depend on public health care programs (like Medicaid and Title X) from getting their care at Planned Parenthood health centers. Approximately 60% of Planned Parenthood patients rely on these programs to access care, and most of those patients use Medicaid.Anti-abortion politicians like Mike Pence target Planned Parenthood health centers because they provide abortion. But it’s already federal law that patients cannot use federal funding, like Medicaid, for abortion (except in cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the woman is at risk). Instead, “defund” legislation prevents patients who are already struggling to get by — or who already face barriers to accessing health care — from getting essential, preventive care like birth control, cancer screenings, well-woman exams, STD tests and treatment, and other care at Planned Parenthood health centers.Extreme politicians, led by Vice President-elect Mike Pence and Health and Human Services Secretary-Nominee Tom Price, want to shut down Planned Parenthood. One of their key tactics
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  • Spring '16
  • Health care provider, Planned Parenthood health center

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