Why Planned Parenthood
Isn't Getting Another Dime
Of Texas Taxpayer's Money
Abby Johnson is the former director of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Bryan Texas. One day she had to assist in the performance of an actual abortion and what she saw so shocked her she left the clinic, became pro-life, and now she's blowing the whistle on what was being done.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards
"Why no, you can't have the money back!"
A Planned Parenthood affiliate in Texas knowingly sent in about $6 million in false claims to Medicaid and took steps to cover up its acts, says a federal “whistleblower” lawsuit that was unsealed Friday.
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast submitted more than 87,000 reimbursement claims for services that were “false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible,” said the lawsuit filed by Abby K. Johnson on behalf of the United States and the state of Texas in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Houston.
Ms. Johnson is a former director of one of the clinics and had “system-wide” access to patient records and billing activities for about two years.
Ms. Johnson, who became a pro-life activist after viewing an ultrasound and has converted to Catholicism, said Friday she filed the lawsuit under the federal False Claims Act in 2009 “to simply expose Planned Parenthood and expose their corruption, and expose what they are doing with American tax dollars.”
Got that? Planned Parenthood brazenly defrauded Texas taxpayers out of over $6.2 million dollars from the fraudulent Medicaid reimbursements.
This is the straw that broke the camel's back. PP was already being investigated for not reporting cases of statutory rape to authorities.
"They filed HOW MUCH in fraudulent Medicaid claims?!"
For this reason, Texas Governor Rick Perry moved to cut off all public funding from the organization while the investigations continue in order to determine exactly how much Planned Parenthood stole from taxpayers.
NOW PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS SUING THE STATE OF TEXAS TO GET THE MONEY FLOWING AGAIN.
"Not only can you suckers not have the money back,
you can't keep us from getting MORE money! Suck it, losers!"
There is no such thing as a 'Planned Parenthood affiliate'. It's all Planned Parenthood. This is just a shell game they use to funnel money back and forth. Any taxpayer money given to these PP 'affiliates' goes right into PP's pockets.
"Don't worry, Rick! I'm on it!"
Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott is firing back:
The Department of Health and Human Services, which enforces the rule, issued a statement saying it believes the state was within its rights to pass the new law. Last month, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott sued the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services demanding that it restore off funding for the Women’s Health program.
“Federal law gives states the right and responsibility to establish criteria for Medicaid providers, so we’re on firm legal ground,” the statement said. “We’ll continue to work with the Attorney General’s Office to fully enforce state law and continue federal funding for the Women’s Health Program.”Note that the NYT's article doesn't mention what triggered PP being cut off from Medicare & Medicaid Services: PP being investigated for over $6 million dollars worth of Medicaid fraud. The NYT's makes it sound like Texas just decided to declare a war on women's health or something.
Well the truth is coming out. For far too long this corrupt and evil organization has sucked up taxpayer's cash while presiding over an industry of death. They have been exposed and we all need to stand together to make sure they are held accountable for every penny they stole and every unborn life they took.