Research + Pizza: Joseph Potter, Texas Policy Evaluation Project
Dr. Joseph Potter — Professor of Sociology and researcher at the university’s Population Research Center — discusses the impact of reduced state funding for women’s health services in Texas.
Potter is in the midst of a three-year study — The Texas Policy Evaluation Project — to evaluate legislation affecting reproductive health enacted in the 2011 Texas Legislative Session. Provisions in the state budget bill cut support for family planning by two-thirds, and a budget rider placed restrictions on the reauthorization of Texas’s Medicaid waiver program (Texas Women’s Health Program). The project involves collaborators at Ibis Reproductive Health at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and will focus especially on the health of low-income and minority women in Texas.
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