Planned Parenthood

State Would Protect Planned Parenthood Medicaid Funds Under Malloy Proposal

State Would Protect Planned Parenthood Medicaid Funds Under Malloy Proposal

As Republicans in Congress seek to cut off federal funds to Planned Parenthood, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has proposed legislation that would allow the state to make up any federal Medicaid dollars the clinics would lose.

Malloy did not include any additional money to go with the proposal in the budget he introduced last week – something a spokesman for his budget office said reflected the uncertainties about what changes might occur at the federal level.

But Chris McClure, a spokesman for Malloy's budget office, said the language included in one of the governor's budget bills is intended to "ensure there is no disruption in family planning services provided to Medicaid...

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