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Recapping 2023 TWHC Advocacy Day #HealthyMothersHealthyTX


TWHC rallied in support of:

  • Increased funding for critical and lifesaving Women’s Health Programs

  • 12 months of Medicaid coverage for postpartum mothers

  • Ensuring Texas women have reliable access to birth control

  • Preventing maternal mortality

Texas women need access to breast and cervical cancer screenings, birth control, postpartum healthcare, and chronic disease testing and treatment.Every day in the Capitol, TWHC personnel and leadership promote the same message. Here is a recap of TWHC Advocacy Day experiences and a reflection on how the state can improve healthcare options for women.


Our objective was to give Texas women priority because they should never be denied access to prenatal care, breast and cervical cancer screenings, birth control, postpartum mental health services, or testing and treatment for chronic diseases because of a lack of funding. More than 300,000 Texans, mostly women, received services from Women's Health Programs last year.


We had a fantastic speaker lineup at the Advocacy Day Rally, including Brigitte Pittman (Healthy Texas Women patient), Evelyn Delgado (TWHC Chair), State Representative Toni Rose, State Representative Donna Howard, Carolena Cogdill (Women’s Health Provider), and Representative Claudia Ordaz ⎯ a reflection on how the state can improve healthcare options for women as well as a personal story.


The budget increases that the legislature added into the base budget is a critical step for Texas Women. It will be crucial to have services in place that can give postpartum women access to healthcare. This spring, a large number of postpartum women will lose their Medicaid coverage.


TWHC is proud to be supporting HB12: a bill ensuring that postpartum mothers have 12 months of Medicaid coverage, as recommended by the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee. The postpartum medicaid hearing on HB12 is being held on 3/16. Great news!


Check out the following media coverage of Advocacy Day:





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