Texas pulls a ‘switcheroo’ to continue women’s health program funding
POSTED: Monday, April 9, 2012 - 10:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 9:19am
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 has written in a letter to House Democrats.
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 Houston Chronicle.