A fair and accurate 2020 Census is essential to the appropriate allocation of federal funding for programs and services that support reproductive health.
According to the National Women’s Law Center, Medicaid serves over 66 million low-income individuals with primary and preventative healthcare services.
At least 33 million women receive healthcare through Medicaid. With that, 22 million of the women make up the Medicaid population which is about 62%. Nearly ¾ of that percent are women of reproductive age.
Medicaid provides women with services like family planning, cancer support home health care and more. Did you know that roughly 1 in 4 women have a disability? Good thing Medicaid provides proper resources for these women!
The Department of Health and Human Services, provides what is called the Title-X Family Planning Grant Program. This program helped over 4 million men and women in 2017 with birth control, STI/HIV services, and cervical and breast cancer screenings.
Census data also helps reallocate funding that can help women practice safe sex.
For these women, an accurate census makes the difference between whether or not they have access to birth control and testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or HIV.
Planned Parenthood states that 16 million women determine if they can receive birth control or not based on the population in the area.
Completing the 2020 Census is a great way to shape the future. What are you waiting for?