Planned Parenthood And $377 Million in Medicaid Fraud
Liberal pro-death proponents aren’t having one of their better weeks.
First, there is the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell going on. When the trial began, media outlets on the left (such as HuffPo) were posting articles that ran along the lines of “alleged victims….alleged crimes….good man being persecuted because of his race….evil wingnuts on the right who are waging this war on women and don’t want women to enjoy unrestricted reproductive freedom are responsible for this atrocity….”. Something along those lines anyway. But as the trial has unfolded and evidence has been presented substantiating that the “good doctor” wasn’t quite what he seemed and his business practices were such to put women at life-threatening (if not death causing) risk…the left has gone strangely silent. Not a peep today.
Another event of this week is the suit that was filed in court claiming that Planned Parenthood is guilty of defrauding $377 million dollars in Medicaid reimbursements from the people of the state of Washington.
According to the suit, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest asked the state for more reimbursement funds than it is entitled to for contraceptives and abortifacient Plan B “emergency contraception.”
Its total damages could be as much as $377,134,130, according to the ADF.
Bloedow said he discovered “repeated false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible claims for reimbursement” to Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services and its Health and Recovery Services Administration, which runs the state’s Title XIX Medicaid program. Bloedow discovered the fraud through using state open records requests.
“Compliance with the law should not be sacrificed for the sake of Planned Parenthood’s bottom line. They have cheated the American taxpayer for too long,” said Senior Counsel Michael J. Norton, a former U.S. Attorney. “It’s time the abortion giant is held accountable.”
Indeed, it is time for accountability on the part of Planned Parenthood. Past time actually. The sooner the better.
After all, this isn’t the first case of Medicaid fraud filed against the abortion industry giant. A case in Texas has been approved to be tried in court. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, which provides abortions in Iowa and Illinois, is facing a similar case. And an abortionist in Georgia has been indicted for Medicaid fraud.
And that’s just in 2013.
$377 million. In one state. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you!