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.
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