Illinois governor boosts Medicaid reimbursements for abortion services

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker delivers his State of the State and Budget Address on Wednesday, February 2, 2022. [Thomas J. Turney The State Journal Register]

Governor J.B. Pritzker and new Illinois Well being Director Dr. Samir Vohra has detailed new funding sources for reproductive well being companies as demand grows in a post-Roe v. Wade world.

Throughout a convention on the Chicago Heart for Household Well being, Pritzker, who describes abortion as well being care, introduced elevated reimbursement charges for abortion companies together with IDPH by sending $2 million to the Title X household financing program.

“In Illinois, we belief that girls make their very own choices about their very own our bodies,” the Democratic governor stated Thursday, including that suppliers have been working time beyond regulation because the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

“For so long as I’m the governor of Illinois, we are going to proceed to guard and help reproductive well being suppliers and shield reproductive liberties.”

extra:Abortion rights protesters collect in entrance of the previous Capitol constructing in Springfield