As we still await Congress to come to a solution for the impending fiscal cliff, do you know how the fiscal cliff and the impending sequestration could affect women’s health?
Specifics of what would be getting cut from programs aren’t clear, but the Title X family Planning program could be facing cuts.
Title X funding provides affordable preventive health care to more than 5 million people a year.
Title X isn’t the only program that could be facing cuts that affects women’s health either. The Affordable Care Act is also at risk for funding cuts.
This would mean that some of the features of ACA that women are expecting to go into effect with thenew year could be delayed.
Even if a deal is met between Congress and the White House, cuts are still likely to happen, but won’t be across the board.
So what can you do to help fight to protect women’s health on the fiscal cliff? Make sure that your Senators and Congresswoman know what the priorities should be.
Women’s health is a priority. And they need to know that.