“Deteriorating Access to Women’s Health Services in Texas: Potential Effects of the Women’s Health Program Affiliate Rule,” is a new policy brief by GW researchers Leighton Ku, PhD, MPH, Lara Cartwright-Smith, JD, MPH, Jessica Sharac, MSc, MPH, Erika Steinmetz, MBA, Julie Lewis, MPH, and Peter Shin, PhD, MPH. Based on an earlier study and an in-depth analysis of five market areas, the authors find that Texas’ plan to bar Planned Parenthood clinics from participating in the state Women’s Health Program (WHP) would leave tens of thousands of women without a source of care, because Planned Parenthood clinics are the dominant WHP providers in those areas and other local family planning clinics lack the capacity to absorb a large number of additional patients.

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