TWHC Policy Priorities – 88th Legislature – 2022

The Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition (TWHC) advocates for improving women's health through preventive care and access to contraception. Key priorities for the 88th Legislative Session include fully funding safety net programs such as Healthy Texas Women and the Family Planning Program. TWHC urges lawmakers to invest in these programs to meet the growing demand for services, especially as the Public Health Emergency ends. Policy changes are proposed to ensure access to contraception, including adding it as a covered benefit in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Additionally, efforts to support healthy mothers postpartum and prevent maternal mortality are emphasized, including maintaining Medicaid coverage for 12 months postpartum and improving data access for maternal and infant health.

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