Statement of Robert Restuccia in response to attacks on Planned Parenthood.
“Every year millions of women visit their local Planned Parenthood to get the health care they need. From contraception to well-woman visits, 2.7 million people rely on Planned Parenthood for access to quality, affordable health care.
“At Community Catalyst, we know the vital role access to care plays in keeping all of us healthy. Planned Parenthood is an irreplaceable source of primary and preventive care in communities. In addition to providing millions with needed health care, Planned Parenthood also serves as a vital connection between uninsured patients and health coverage. Planned Parenthood affiliates have connected their patients to enrollment specialists, helping uninsured patients sign up for health coverage, many for the first time.
“Planned Parenthood has been a trusted, community source of health care for nearly 100 years. Community Catalyst stands with people everywhere in supporting Planned Parenthood and the important health care they provide.”
About Community Catalyst
Community Catalyst is a national, non-profit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1998 with the belief that affordable quality health care should be accessible to everyone. We work in partnership with national, state and local organizations, policymakers, and philanthropic foundations to ensure consumer interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and the health system are made: in communities, courtrooms, statehouses and on Capitol Hill. For more information, visit www.communitycatalyst.org. Read our blog at http://blog.communitycatalyst.org. Follow us on Twitter @healthpolicyhub.