TEXAS BANS PLANNED PARENTHOOD FROM MEDICAID: OBAMA’S LARGEST SINGLE DAY OF CLEMENCY

Posted on December 21, 2016

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Texas Trib: “After more than a year of delays, Texas is officially kicking Planned Parenthood out of the state’s Medicaid program.”

In a move that could affect thousands of low-income women, state health officials on Tuesday delivered a final legal notice to defund the organization from the Medicaid program through which it provides family planning and women’s health services to the poor. Planned Parenthood had previously received $3.1 million in Medicaid funding, but those dollars will be nixed in 30 days, according to the notice which was obtained by The Texas Tribune.
That cut-off day will only be delayed if the organization appeals the state’s decision in the next 15 days by requesting an administrative hearing with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. But Planned Parenthood officials say they will instead turn to the courts to block the cuts
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A Medicaid program and the story focuses on how it could affect thousands of low-income women.

Obama’s not paying attention. CNN yesterday: “President Barack Obama on Monday granted clemency to 231 individuals, the largest single day act of his presidency and…”

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Texas Trib: Texas officially kicking Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid
CNN: Obama grants clemency to 231 individuals, largest single day act

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