The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) released its Texas Women’s Health Program Savings and Performance Report for Fiscal Year 2017 this month.
The writing of this report was required by HHSC Rider 97 in the Texas state budget, and the report’s findings include: eligibility, service, and provider information; estimated savings realized from the Healthy Texas Women program, and the Family Planning Program; and descriptions of the outreach efforts and activities that have been done by HHSC to promote the use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC).
Though the overall numbers of clients being served through these programs have increased, questions still remain about provider capacity across Texas to serve women in need.
The TWHC will continue to monitor the programs’ progress and advocate for the 1.8 million Texas women in need of publicly-supported preventive care.
You can also refer to this helpful blog post from the Center for Public Policy Priorities for an in-depth overview of the report.