California offers abortion care coverage under a program called Medi-Cal—rejecting the federal funding ban on abortion care imposed by Hyde Amendment, which turns 40 this month.
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These findings come almost exactly a year after some congressional Republicans attempted to use the federal budget to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding, risking a government shutdown in the process.
The analysis by the National Partnership for Women & Families singles out a dozen states lacking even a single workplace protection for new parents–beyond what's required by federal law. These states also severely curb abortion-care access in health insurance.
"It's more than a little sad that this is what passes for health care. They're just making it up as they go along, and it's replacing actual clinics that were providing health care," Blake Rocap of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas said.
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"We know patients forgo paying rent and their bills," Nancy R. Starner, director of development and communications with Preterm, said of the struggle to pay for abortion care in the absence of Medicaid coverage."We know patients who pawn or sell their possessions, or take odd jobs—just to pay for the health care that should be their right."