Texas Could Use Feds' Grants to Free Up Women's Health Money

Texas Could Use Feds' Grants to Free Up Women's Health Money

POSTED: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 11:30pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 11:44pm

In a fiscal switcheroo, Texas could free up state dollars to fund the embattled Women's Health Program by seeking federal block grants for other programs, the state's health commissioner wrote in a letter to House Democrats on Tuesday.

Texas is losing more than $30 million in annual federal funding for the Women's Health Program over the state's decision to force Planned Parenthood clinics out of the Medicaid program. Gov. Rick Perry has vowed that the state will find the money, despite a bleak budget, to continue operating the contraception and cancer screening program without federal help.

Read more here at the Texas Tribune.
 

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