They are Poor Women, Probably Mostly Minorities, Who Gives a Damn – A Texas Official Did Not Say
|To Texas Republicans This Building Does the Unthinkable - Provides Healthcare to Low Income Women|
Under the GOP the War on Poverty is transformed into a War on the Poor. They bitterly opposed expansion of Medicaid to low income families, and have tried for years to shut off health services for women because, you know, they’re women. Now they may have succeeded in getting 11,000 low income women out of the health care system.
In a critical step in a longstanding fight, Texas formally said on Tuesday that it was ending Medicaid funding of Planned Parenthood, a move the group said could affect 11,000 patients.
The office of inspector general for the
Health and Human Services Commission issued a final notice terminating Planned
Parenthood’s enrollment in the state-funded health care system for the poor. If
it is not stopped, the termination will be effective in 30 days. Texas
The motivation here as stated is to punish Planned Parenthood allowing women access to family planning, including abortion, which inconveniently is legal in the United States. But the real animus is towards the low income, the disabled, the handicapped and in particular women. In the eyes of conservatives they just don’t deserve health care.