The State of Missouri has, once again, put politics ahead of Missourians’ health.

On August 5, 2020, the Missouri Department of Social Services issued a public notice of its intention to apply for a federal family planning waiver with restrictions on what types of providers can be reimbursed for family planning services – providers who perform or promote abortions, or affiliates with providers who do so would be prohibited from reimbursement under the waiver.

The Extended Women’s Health Services Program currently has 51,101 enrollees who receive low- to no-cost family planning services through the program, including birth control, sexually transmitted infection testing, and cancer screenings.

~ Find out more in today’s Journal ~

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