Authors Dr. Peter Shin, Jessica Sharac and Sara Rosenbaum of the Geiger Gibson/  RCHN CHF Research Collaborative  provide a preliminary assessment of the impact of the Texas  family planning “affiliation regulation” on access to preventive care by low-income women.  The authors  finds that the affiliation rule – which would bar Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) clinics from participating in the state’s Medicaid expansion family planning program because of their affiliation with an entity that performs and advocates for legal abortions – jeopardizes access to care for nearly 52,000 low- income women. The report also examines the capacity of the state’s community health centers to scale up their services to compensate for the loss of PPFA clinics.

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