CHCANYS applauds U.S. District Judge Stanley A. Bastian’s preliminary injunction enjoining the implementation of the federal government’s changes to Federal family planning funding, known as Title X. CHCANYS believes the Federal government’s new rules placed unnecessarily harsh restrictions on medical providers, and posed a grave risk to a woman’s health – specifically to the patient-provider relationship.
CHCANYS represents Community Health Centers in New York State. Community Health Centers provide access to high quality, medically appropriate, comprehensive health care to anyone seeking it, regardless of income or insurance status.
CHCANYS’ mission is to champion community-centered primary care in New York State through leadership, advocacy, and support of Community Health Centers. Many New York State community health centers receive funding through the Title X program, which was designed to ensure low income individuals have access to family planning services.
CHCANYS is proud to be in one of the 20 states that challenged the Trump administration’s changes to the Title X family planning program, and we are very pleased with yesterday’s decision in the Eastern District of Washington. This rule would have forced health centers to choose between complying with federal regulations dictating what they can and must discuss with their patients and losing a critical source of revenue to support patient care. Implementing the regulations would create a two-tiered system of health care.
CHCANYS previously submitted comments to the federal government on behalf of the low income and vulnerable patients served by health centers across New York State, urging the Administration to withdraw this proposed rule and to reconsider its course of action. Read our full comments here.