Medicaid Family Planning Services Save Money

As concerns about Medicaid service cuts continue to grow, NHeLP remains committed to helping state advocates protect their Medicaid programs.  The attached fact sheet describes the important cost-saving role that family planning services can play in the Medicaid program.  We hope this information is helpful in encouraging state officials to maintain public funding for comprehensive family planning services and supplies, especially for low-income individuals who might otherwise lack access to these services.  Approximately 17 million women rely on publicly funded reproductive health care, and Medicaid is the single largest source of public funding for family planning services and supplies.  27 states have expanded their family planning programs with savings including $59 million in Illinois over 5 years, $75 million in Arkansas over 5 years, $214 million in Alabama over 3 years, and over $2 billion in California over 5 years.

Please feel free to stamp or insert your organization’s logo onto this document and distribute widely.

Click here to download

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s