Recognizing that the way healthcare is funded and delivered in rural communities needs an overhaul, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has unveiled a new approach it hopes will provide a roadmap for how to do just that.
In recent years, family planning clinics have faced many obstacles to providing contraceptive access to all patients who need it. Access issues worsened under changes to Title X and the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that allows some employers to opt out of providing contraception coverage. Reproductive health experts worry these recent changes — and COVID-19’s effect on access — could result in more unintended pregnancies.
On March 4, the Trump administration published a final regulation that is a new version of the Reagan administration’s “domestic gag rule.” With the rule’s publication in the Federal Register, a 60-day clock is ticking until provisions of the rule start going into effect.