Partners for Our Children

House: Savings will be achieved by providing stand-alone family planning coverage to clients regardless of citizenship status. The Take Charge program provides coverage for family planning services to citizens with incomes below 250 percent of the federal poverty level. Removing the requirement that clients must be legally residing in the state is projected to increase enrollment by approximately 12,000 clients. The federal government will not provide matching dollars for these clients. Savings will be achieved by preventing unwanted pregnancies that generate state costs for prenatal, birth, and postpartum services and for medical coverage for newborns. These women are eligible for state medical assistance upon pregnancy and their children are eligible for continued coverage.