For Immediate Release: July 11, 2021
Contact: Audrey Sandusky, (202) 344-5805, asandusky@nfprha.org

House Bill Includes a Game Changing Funding Boost for Title X

Washington, DC – Today the US House of Representatives released its fiscal year (FY) 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) appropriations bill, which includes $400 million for the Title X program. The following is a statement from Clare Coleman, President & CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA).

“The House Labor-HHS bill released today includes $400 million for the Title X family planning program—a history-making funding increase that would allow family planning providers to meet significantly more of the health care needs of people in their communities, particularly those who already face systemic barriers to care, including people of color and those with low incomes.

“The need for this funding increase is clear. Providers across the country are struggling to survive under the Trump administration’s harmful Title X rule and the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Only 1.5 million people were able to access Title X-funded services in 2020, a drop of 60% from 2018, and just 2,600 health centers remain in the program, down from 4,000 two years ago. These funds will allow highly qualified, dedicated family planning providers and administrators to rebuild their networks and reach more people in their communities.

“We are grateful for the committee’s continued support of this vital program. We are also pleased that the bill does not include the Hyde amendment, a racist and discriminatory ban on abortion coverage that must be lifted.

“We urge the Senate to include the same allocation and language for Title X when it takes up its own Labor-HHS bill later this summer.”

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