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Policy & Advocacy

Policy Priorities

Our advocacy seeks to increase health equity and access to reproductive and other safety net services through stakeholder engagement, mobilization, and advancing a shared policy agenda.

MFHC’s 2023 policy priorities are:

  • Ensure Medicaid operates effectively and is structured to provide the best care possible;
  • Broaden access to contraception and contraceptive equity;
  • Ensure racial and LGBTQ+ equity in access to healthcare;
  • Streamline and improve the state Women’s Health Services Program (WHSP);
  • Defend against attacks to the health safety net;
  • Assure accurate and comprehensive sexual and reproductive health information and referrals, including to legal abortion outside Missouri;
  • Repair and improve the federal Title X program;
  • Increase access to STI testing and treatment;
  • Provide young people with comprehensive sexual health education in public schools; and
  • Improve insurance billing practices to ensure confidentiality for dependents and spouses, when requested.

MFHC also supports partner organizations in achieving interconnected policy goals.

Our Impact

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