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Family Planning Stimulus Plan

Family Planning Back In The Budget

Marc Aminder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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 ...

Let's Talk About Jobs, Baby

Johnathon Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Johnathon Briggs

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.

The 200 Million Dollar Question

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

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 Raises the Bar for Future Presidents

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Obama's success in these first two weeks has forever changed our expectations of a new President and how he or she should behave.

Caving to the Right

Julie Menin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Menin

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.

Condoms and Art are Stimulating (to the Economy); Corporate Tax Cuts Not So Much

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

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.

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Kirsten Moore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Moore

The federal government would save $200 million over five years by helping women voluntarily avoid pregnancies that otherwise would result in Medicaid-funded births.

Do Contraceptives Stimulate the Economy?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

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.

Dropping Family Planning Funding Is the Right Move

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

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.

Stimulus: Dems May Drop Family Planning After GOP Attacks

AP | DAVID ESPO and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are likely to jettison family planning funds for the low-income from an $825 billion economic stimulus bill, offici...