Prevention First Act Introduced in Congress
This week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), along with Representatives Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) introduced the Prevention First Act in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. This legislation would improve access to women’s health care, provide women with the resources they need to prevent unintended pregnancies, and save public health dollars.
“For every dollar spent on family planning services, it is estimated that almost four dollars is saved in public health spending,” Congresswoman Slaughter said.
The Prevention First Act aims to reduce unintended pregnancies through multiple channels, including increasing Title X funding, ensuring that all federal programs provide medically accurate information, and expanding Medicaid family planning services.