Federal Officials, State Clash on Family Planning Program
The Bush administration is objecting to the way California statistically estimates the number ofÂ undocumented immigrants in its Family Planning, Access Care and Treatment Program. The federal government pays $315 million of the program's $432 million annual costs, but those federal funds only can be spent on legal residents. The program provides counseling, education and birth control services to nearly 1.7 million low-income residents annually.
- "Dispute Imperils California Family Planning Program for the Poor" (Rau, Los Angeles Times, 10/3).