Everyone Deserves Quality Reproductive Healthcare
Title X of the Public Health Services Act is a critical component of the nation’s public health infrastructure. It is the only federally funded program solely dedicated to providing reproductive healthcare to low-income and uninsured women, men, and adolescents. The Title X system is the entry point into the healthcare system for millions of Americans. Title X clinics are at the forefront of efforts to reduce rates of unintended pregnancy, HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and breast & cervical cancers.
As the Title X grantee in Texas, WHFPT, through its provider network, assists individuals in determining the number and spacing of their children, which promotes positive birth outcomes and healthy families. The education, counseling, and medical services available in Title X funded clinic settings facilitate the achievement of these goals.
Supreme Court Decision Secures Affordable Access to Care for Millions
In another victory for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) today, the US Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, issued its opinion in King v. Burwell, ruling that federal financial assistance to purchase health insurance under the ACA can be made available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, regardless of the type of Marketplace selected by the state. The historic decision upholds the integrity of the ACA and ensures that millions of Americans will continue to have access to affordable and comprehensive health coverage.