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GOP Leaders: End Funding Of Obamacare And Planned Parenthood

Republicans will include the defunding of Planned Parenthood in a bill that would repeal Obamacare, House Speaker Paul Ryan revealed last week.

The Associated Press reported that the announcement sparked outrage from the family-planning organization and congressional Democrats, who pledged to stop the legislation before it reaches Donald Trump’s desk. The president-elect and Ryan have cited Obamacare repeal as their top priority. Vice President-elect Mike Pence recently called it the “first order of business” when the new administration takes office.

At stake for Planned Parenthood is $400 million in annual Medicaid reimbursements, which fund various health-care services for women. If the money disappears, about 400,000 women will no longer receive services, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The AP noted that taxpayer dollars may not be used to pay for abortions that the organization performs.

GOP leaders have indicated they would instead give the funding to community health centers. However, Planned Parenthood advocates point out that those facilities do not replace the health care that would be lost.

“Defunding Planned Parenthood is dangerous to people’s health, it’s unpopular, and it would leave people across the country without care,” Cecile Richards, the organization’s president, declared. “They cannot afford to have basic reproductive health care attacked. Planned Parenthood has been here for 100 years and we’re going to be here for 100 more.”

Source: SF Gate
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