Planned Parenthood has announced that instead of separating their abortion business (which is only 3% right??) from their non-abortion services, they will forgo up to $60 million in Title X funds. The new Protect Life Rules bars abortion vendors from receiving Title X family planning funds unless they separate themselves from the abortion business.
Frankly, we don’t even need Planned Parenthood to receive ANY taxpayer dollars, such as the more than $400 million they receive in Medicaid reimbursements. Federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs) are much better; they provide more services, at a lower cost, and if there is a service they don’t offer, they have to pay to transport you to another one that does.
A poll by the Institute for Pro-Life Advancement, the research arm of Students for Life of America found, “By about a 3 to 1 margin (48 percent to 17 percent), Millennials said they preferred that their tax monies went to Federally Qualified Health Centers rather than the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood.”
According to the Charlotte Lozier Institute, “Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are the main organizations receiving a government grant under the Health Center Program Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act to serve medically underserved areas or populations. FQHCs are required to provide comprehensive services to an underserved area or population, offer a sliding fee scale, have an ongoing quality assurance program, and have a governing board of directors, the majority of whom are patients of the health center. FQHCs are required to provide health care services to patients regardless of their ability to pay, and also must offer transportation assistance as an enabling service.” They also note there are, “more than 10,500 FQHC Service Sites as of January 2017.”
Some of the services offered include:
- Primary and preventative care
- Dental care
- Mental health and behavioral health services
You can find a health center here.