The administration is trying to gut Medicaid, which provides health insurance coverage for those who can’t afford it.
Medicaid provides health coverage to more than 70 million people with low incomes, most of whom are women. Without it, millions of people couldn’t access basic health services like prenatal care, birth control, and STD testing.
During his presidential campaign, Trump promised he wouldn’t cut Medicaid. But his 2019 budget plan would slash $1.4 trillion from Medicaid over the next 10 years.Vox
The administration opened the door for harsh, new Medicaid requirements that would put millions of people at risk for losing their health coverage, 62 percent of whom are women.NPR
Trump’s budget would threaten health coverage of birth control, STD testing and treatment, and pregnancy related care for 13 million women.NBC News
1 in 5 reproductive-age women are covered by Medicaid.
Kaiser Family Foundation
Medicaid coverage is critical to closing the gap in health care access for women of color.
Due to systemic barriers, about one-third of Black women and a quarter of Latinas ages 15 to 44 are enrolled in Medicaid, compared to 14 percent of white women.
I have family members who have Medicaid coverage, and the thought of them losing access to lifesaving care often kept me up at night.”
Cuts to Medicaid would significantly affect Planned Parenthood patients, who mostly get their healthcare through Medicaid.Newsweek