Medicaid's Important Role in Pregnancy Prevention and Planning
Drake, Jennifer, Policy & Practice
Unplanned pregnancy has major costs and consequences for families, public agencies and taxpayers alike. In 2006, 17.5 million women needed publicly funded contraceptive services, according to the Guttmacher Institute. However, only four in 10 of these women actually received services from a publicly funded family planning provider.
Medicaid is now the largest public funding source for family planning, accounting for $1.3 billion, or 71 percent, of all state and federal dollars spent on these services in 2006. Other public funding sources for family planning services for low-income and uninsured women and men include the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant, Temporary Assistance …
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Publication information: Article title: Medicaid's Important Role in Pregnancy Prevention and Planning. Contributors: Drake, Jennifer - Author. Magazine title: Policy & Practice. Volume: 66. Issue: 4 Publication date: October 2008. Page number: 34. © 2008 American Public Human Services Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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