Did you know that a low-income woman in the United States is now almost four times as likely as a more affluent woman to have an unplanned pregnancy? And that if Congress enacted legislation to give states the option to expand coverage for family planning services under Medicaid to all woman who would be eligible for prenatal care it would help millions of additional woman get access to these critical health services?
The National Women's Law Center is hosting a special webinar for local and state advocates, Medicaid Family Planning: Making Contraception More Accessible and Affordable, on Wednesday, April 15, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.
The webinar will:
- Discuss efforts to advance federal legislation that would allow states to improve access to contraception and other preventive health care by expanding eligibility for family planning services under Medicaid without having to obtain a federal waiver;
- Describe the challenges state policymakers and advocates face in expanding contraceptive coverage under the current system; and
- Explore how local and state advocates can get involved.
We are excited about this important opportunity to discuss efforts to expand access to affordable family planning services with advocates from across the country and let you know how you or your organization can get involved. Please register today and learn more about expanding access to Medicaid family planning.
Medicaid Family Planning: Making Contraception More Accessible and Affordable 1:00 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, April 15, 2009. Presenters will include:
- Rep. Heather R. Mizeur (D-MD), Maryland State Delegate
- Kate Brogran, Vice President for Public Affairs, Family Planning Association of Maine
- Steph Sterling, Director of Government Relations and Senior Advisor for Health and Reproductive Rights, National Women's Law Center