Following the release of CBO’s report, American Bridge spokesperson Lizzy Price made the following statement:
“No woman is safe under Trumpcare. The Republican plan to rip away health care options would leave millions of women without a place to turn for care.”
According to the CBO Report, de-funding Planned Parenthood would cause 15 percent of underserved and low-income women to lose access to care.
See excerpts from American Bridge’s report on women’s health care:
Planned Parenthood offers more contraceptive options: Only half of community health centers that receive Title X funding provide IUDs or implants on-site. Planned Parenthood offers more contraceptive options for women, making it easier for women to find long-acting contraceptives.
Planned Parenthood serves more contraceptive patients: Planned Parenthood clinics serve over twice the amount of contraceptive clients than federally-qualified health clinics.
Planned Parenthood clinics have shorter wait times: When compared with other publicly-funded health care providers, Planned Parenthood clinics have shorter wait times for an initial visit, offer extended hours, and offer same-day appointments.
Planned Parenthood serves underserved communities: Fifty-four percent of Planned Parenthood health centers are located in areas that have a shortage in health professionals, rural or underserved areas. Planned Parenthood clinics often serve most or all of the safety-net contraceptive clients in their county.
Learn more about the threat to women’s health care at www.HandsOffOurCare.com.