Health Care Clinics Would Be Overwhelmed If Planned Parenthood Funds Are Cut
The centers don't have the resources or staff to handle the influx of patients they would see if Planned Parenthood loses its federal aid.
Planned Parenthood Cuts Would Hit California Clinics
Contrary to recent claims by House Majority Leader Paul Ryan, R-Wis., experts say the nation’s community health centers don’t have the staff or funding to handle the estimated 400,000 people who could lose access to care if Planned Parenthood’s federal Medicaid funding is shuttered. Ryan wants to cut the group’s federal funding, including more than $400 million in annual Medicaid reimbursements, as part of legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The loss would take roughly half the group’s revenue and fulfill a longtime conservative desire to bankrupt the organization that provides a host of reproductive health services, including abortions. (Pugh and Caiola, 1/19)