TWHC Policy Priorities – 87th Legislature – 2021

Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition's advocacy efforts and policy priorities for the 88th Legislative Session highlight the importance of ensuring access to preventive care and contraception for Texas women, emphasizing the need for fully funding safety net programs like Healthy Texas Women and the Family Planning Program. We propose policy changes to remove barriers to contraceptive access, such as adding birth control as a covered benefit in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Additionally, it underscores the importance of supporting postpartum women by maintaining Medicaid coverage for 12 months and improving data access for maternal and infant health.

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