US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

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16 May 2017

Texas Seeks Medicaid Money It Gave Up Over Planned Parenthood Ban

Four years after Texas gave up millions of dollars in federal Medicaid funds, a request presents an important early test for the Trump administration. If the administration agrees to restore the funding for Texas, it could effectively give states the greenlight to ban Planned Parenthood from Medicaid family planning programs with no financial consequences. “They’re asking the federal government to do a 180 on its Medicaid program rules,” said Elizabeth Nash, a policy analyst at the Guttmacher Institute, a research center that supports abortion rights. “And depending how this shakes out, you could see a number of other states follow suit.”
Four years after Texas gave up millions of dollars in federal Medicaid funds, a request presents an important early test...

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