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March 05, 2012

A Statement From Comptroller Susan Combs Re: Women’s Health Waiver

“It is time for the Obama administration to stop playing politics with women’s health and approve the Texas women’s health waiver. This specialized Medicaid program, which provides preventative health services to women, saves lives and money. The waiver also allows Texas leaders to design cost-effective health delivery strategies rather than being forced to accept the Obama administration's approach to healthcare.”

“As Comptroller, I have consistently opposed using taxpayer dollars to fund abortion services and Texas should be able to provide important, basic care without being compelled to provide money to organizations like Planned Parenthood. Women’s health is too important to be used as a political pawn by Washington politicians. I urge President Obama to do the right thing, ending this intrusion on our state sovereignty while allowing our state to provide healthcare for women with limited economic means.”

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