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Grayson Co Turns Down Federal Money For Family Planning Services

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GRAYSON COUNTY--Family Planning Services in Grayson County will no longer be free of charge. The Grayson County Commissioners Court Decided to no longer accept federal money from Title 20 and Title 5. 

When the county was receiving the federal dollars, no patient could be turned down, leaving the county in the red by thousands of dollars.

"We've seen a rise from about 5 percent undocumented customer base five years ago to almost 60 percent this past year," Drue Bynum said, Grayson County Judge. "So, it was really putting a strain on the process. We're not allowed to--while you receive the federal money--you're' not allowed to ask people to pay for the services. If they want to come in and tell you they can't afford it, then you automatically have to pick up the tab."

Bynum says that it was costing Grayson County as much as $275,000.

Family planning services will still be available at the health department for a fee.

Jen French, KTEN News