On December 15, Congress released a long awaited budget deal which will fund the government through FY16. Women’s groups expected the deal to contain policy riders which would be seriously harmful to the health of women and their families. Surprisingly, the bill does not contain harmful policy riders and maintains current funding levels for important preventative women’s health programs, including the PALS Act. Read the statement from NPWH and other women’s health care organizations regarding our support and applause for Congress’ protection of women’s access to mammograms.
Read more about the spending bill here.