Every year, more than 80,000 Massachusetts residents
rely on publicly funded family planning centers for basic health care. Without
programs like these, many would forgo or lose access to this preventive care
Contact your representative today and ask them
to co-sponsor an amendment that would better fund family planning programs in
Massachusetts and increase access to health care for low-income, uninsured, and
underinsured women, men, and people.
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Co-sponsor Family Planning Amendment in the FY18 State Budget
Dear [Decision Maker],
For many women, the state's investment in family planning programs makes the difference between access to cancer screenings and birth control or going without health care altogether. It is especially important that the state protects and fully funds the Family Health Services Line Item 4513-1000 because it saves both women's lives and taxpayers' money.Please contact Sara LaPointe in Representative Fiola's office today to co-sponsor an amendment to fund the family planning services line item (4513-1000) at $5.8 million in the FY18 budget. Family planning funding helps providers offer a wide range of affordable preventive services, including critical screenings for breast, cervical and other cancers, birth control and STI testing and treatment for both men and women. Many patients who rely on family planning centers have no other source of health care.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]