HARRISBURG – On Tuesday, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee approved Senate Bill152, sponsored by Sen. Judy Ward (R-30), that is aimed at providing higher quality health care to women.
“I am grateful to Chairman Brooks for bringing this important health care bill up for a vote,” said Ward. “This bill will help to ensure equitable health care funding for all women across Pennsylvania, including those in rural communities.”
This bill ensures the effective use of the state’s health care dollars by funding entities that provide comprehensive care. The bill, therefore, would prioritize and direct funding to nonpublic hospitals and federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics, and state health centers over those that offer only selective or limited services.
“Senate Bill 152 is a significant step forward in our efforts to support our health care system as it prioritizes funding for women’s health care,” says Ward. “Sending the money first to hospitals and federally qualified health care clinics helps to provide quality health care for rural and underserved women all across the Commonwealth.”
The bill now moves to the full Senate for consideration.
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