House Representative

Straus, Joe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 03/08/2012

STATEMENT BY SPEAKER STRAUS ON THE WOMEN'S HEALTH PROGRAM

Austin--Speaker Joe Straus (San Antonio) released the following statement today:

"I am encouraged by the Governor's commitment to fund basic women's preventive health services. I still believe that a waiver provides the most cost-effective opportunity to do so, and I hope that the federal government will work with Texas to continue the Women's Health Program in compliance with both state and federal law. But Texas can't afford to let these critical services disappear. At a time when we are striving to improve public health and control costs in Medicaid, funding services that save lives and save money should be a priority."