Women’s Health Funding Restored in 2012 Budget

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Advocates of women health in the United States have been fighting for the restoration of the budget cuts in funding for their health. They now have an opportunity to rejoice as the authorities have restored the critical funding that will provide access to low and middle-income women to health care.

Three faceted debates

The democrats, Linda Stender, Valarie Vainieri Huttle, Celeste Riley, Connie Wagner, and Pamela Lampitt have been fighting for the restoration of the critical funding budget. According to Linda Stender, the debate was for three aspects related to the health of American women. The quality of women’s lives was the first point that was being advocated by these Democrats. The state’s priorities and the women’s right to make their own decision regarding their health were the other aspects of the debate. The government was said to have ignored compassion while slicing the funding for critical illnesses. The restored budget will assist women to choose the time when they want to start their families, which will reduce the number of abortions.

The funding will result in saving money

The restored critical funding budget will enable to improve the quality of care that is provided to the lower strata of the state. Besides providing a better access to higher quality of health care to low-income women and infants, the budget will help save money for the taxpaying population in the state. Because the focus will be to improve the quality of services to the lesser fortunate women and infants, the amount incurred on treating such individuals when they become critically ill will be saved. The focus is to provide access to higher quality of the healthcare services.

Provide access to all women

The new budget increase for funding critical illnesses will provide access to good health care services to any woman belonging to any race, religion, and socio-economic status of the individual. The advocates for the restoration of the funding have been fighting for $7.5 million budget that will cover almost 131,000 women, children, and their families. The money will provide basic services, such as routine gynecological checkups, high blood pressure tests, anemia and diabetes, creating awareness and screening for cervical and breast cancer, testing and treating sexually transmitted diseases, contraception, testing and counseling for HIV, education and counseling for pre-pregnancy, testing for pregnancy, and prenatal care. The budget cuts had resulted in clinics cutting down their service offerings, and their work timings. Moreover, six facilities across the state have shut down due to the budget cuts.