It created a little stir when it was pulled from stimulus, but now it's in President Obama's FY 2010 budget plan. New funding for the Medicaid Family ...
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Congress should approve the $400 million in prevention funding so that we can stop talking about sex and start improving the health of all Americans-- not just the ones we morally agree with.
Republicans staged a temper tantrum last week over spending $200 million on contraceptive coverage. It turns out such a request wasn't even included in the stimulus.
Obama's success in these first two weeks has forever changed our expectations of a new President and how he or she should behave.
Just as the New Deal provided relief in the form of aid to those who needed it most, our economic stimulus bill must provide relief on the vital issue of basic health care.
The federal government would save $200 million over five years by helping women voluntarily avoid pregnancies that otherwise would result in Medicaid-funded births.
If we want more stimulus, economic and otherwise, we need more funding for the arts and for family planning/safe sex, and less tax cuts for corporations.
There has been a lot of damage done to family planning funding over the past eight years. However, this may not be the right issue around which to have the battle.
Ready access to contraceptives for low-income citizens is an essential part of creating a stable, informed and healthy population. There should be a bill aimed at openly supporting this policy.
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