At Capitol Week with CA legislators, we had to ask Sen. Melissa Hurtado why she refused to hold a hearing on a bill that would provide much-needed financial assistance for pregnant and post-partum Californians who have very low incomes.
COVID proves value of permanently funding telehealth services. "All telehealth services must be equally funded as a matter of justice. We urge health care policy makers to listen to patients and health care providers– and do no harm."
The change promotes healthier pregnancy outcomes and improved maternal mortality rates.
For people with low incomes seeking abortion services, expensive co-payments or sky-high deductibles create huge health care inequities that make it impossible for them to get the care they need.
Telehealth breaks down barriers like navigating work, childcare, and transportation. Patients at community health centers, like Planned Parenthood, should have the same access to telehealth as everyone else.