Planned Parenthood paid millions in Medicaid fraud settlements


August of 2013 I ran a story about the massive Medicaid fraud perpetrated by Planned Parenthood. It was the time of the Susan Komen Foundation headliner about supporting/not supporting Planned Parenthood and the ultimate reveal that PP did not provide Mammograms for women even though they claimed they did. But that story was merely a distraction by the media from the massive fraud investigation of PP. So here we go and let’s take a look:

Have you heard anything about what is becoming apparent? The overbilling of Medicaid by Planned Parenthood in  up to 12 States? Here we go:

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office stated that its investigation into the fraud allegations “revealed that Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast improperly billed the Texas Medicaid program for products and services that were never actually rendered, not medically necessary, and were not covered by the Medicaid program.”

The Texas Planned Parenthood allegedly “falsified material information in patients’ medical records” to bolster fraudulent claims for reimbursement.

Alliance Defending Freedom’s recent analysis of state and federal audits of family planning programs suggests that in 12 states, Planned Parenthood affiliates overbilled Medicaid for more than $8 million. One federal audit of New York’s Medicaid family planning program reported that certain providers, “especially Planned Parenthoods,” had engaged in improper practices resulting in overpayment.

 

There’s a whopping four-paragraph story headlined “Planned Parenthood finalizes $4.3 million lawsuit settlement.” That was an update of the earlier story they ran — the seven-sentence AP story that said the settlement was $1.3 million. Way to put those local resources to work, fellas!

Planned Parenthood trotted out the usual corporate line that settlement wasn’t an admission of guilt — which might be the shriveled fig leaf the “mainstream media” would use to say it’s not newsworthy. But wait — Texas isn’t the only state where this fraud might be occurring, as the Heritage Foundation reported:

Alliance Defending Freedom’s recent analysis of state and federal audits of family planning programs suggests that in 12 states, Planned Parenthood affiliates overbilled Medicaid for more than $8 million. One federal audit of New York’s Medicaid family planning program reported that certain providers, “especially Planned Parenthoods,” had engaged in improper practices resulting in overpayment.

Despite mounting accusations of fraud, the organization that performs roughly one out of every four abortions in the U.S. has continued to ride the waves of taxpayer funding to annual surpluses. During its last reporting year alone, Planned Parenthood received over half a billion dollars in taxpayer government funding, all the while performing a record 333,964 abortions.

Hemingway summarized it perfectly:

Isn’t it just fascinating, though, that a private breast cancer charity choosing to not give money to a massively federally funded group (that provides 300,000 abortions a year but zero mammograms) is top of the news for weeks — complete with breathless advocacy from reporters and anchors — but Medicaid fraud in the millions of dollars barely registers even the tiniest of blips in the news cycle? What’s the journalistic defense, if any?

H/T:Newsbusters

 

41 Responses to “Planned Parenthood paid millions in Medicaid fraud settlements”

  1. Clinton pays Planned Parenthood campaign funds to ‘get out the vote’ | BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades! Says:

    […] Planned Parenthood paid millions in Medicaid fraud settlements July 29, 2015 […]

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  2. mcnorman Says:

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    – From today’s Wall Street Journal article: UBS Deal Shows Clinton’s Complicated Ties

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/ubs-deal-shows-clintons-complicated-ties-1438223492

    If you don’t subscribe you cannot read the article, but it is quoted here.
    http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2015/07/30/how-ubs-sent-millions-to-the-clintons-after-hillary-saved-the-mega-bank-while-secretary-of-state/

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    • mcnorman Says:

      Sorry, left off the OT.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Thanks so much for the links. Funny, I didn’t read it any where else .

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      • LadyRavenSDC Says:

        Not that we expected anything different…..
        http://tomfernandez28.com/2015/07/30/obama-administration-defends-planned-parenthood-not-a-lot-of-evidence-sting-videos-obtained-fraudulently/

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  3. My Article Read (7-29-2015) | My Daily Musing Says:

    […] Planned Parenthood paid millions in Medicaid fraud settlements […]

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  4. Jersey McJones Says:

    Figures it happened in Texas. What a s#it#ole.

    JMJ

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  5. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again.

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      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.

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  6. gds44 Says:

    Reblogged this on Gds44's Blog.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks so much and stopping by.

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  7. geeez2014 Says:

    Bunkerville….30 pieces of silver AND the soul of America, right?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Very true G…

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  8. comradematrix Says:

    Every one gets all upset about a dentist killing a famous lion (yes it was bad), but the public can’t seem to muster up half that vitriol for these monsters? They are our Auschwitz.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Well said Matrix. The world is upside down.

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    • Lorra B. Says:

      Amen Matrix!

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  9. LadyRavenSDC Says:

    Reblogged this on LadyRaven's Whisky In A Jar – OH!.

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  10. LadyRavenSDC Says:

    Lamborghini’s for all!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Scary wasn’t it.. Totally amoral.

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  11. Mustang Says:

    The entire novella is nauseating. Not only is the media stonewalling this horrid revelation, but so too is Boehner and McConnell. What this probably means is that congressional leaders of either party are in the pocket of Planned Parenthood. It also means we need another revolution—particularly since law suits don’t seem to work any more.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I have come to your same conclusion as well. Nothing short will save our country,

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  12. mcnorman Says:

    Gaming the system, tsk tsk. Shocking I tell you, absolutely shocking! Okay, that was the snark for the day. PP needs to be shutdown. If there is one thing that bothers me more than anything else is the mantra of doing this for the good of all. Bald faced lie…doing this for the good of the purse is more like it.

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    • mcnorman Says:

      BTW, I worked in this sewer decades ago. It was going on then as well. It has ALWAYS been about money. Helping women? Not so much, more like using them as an excuse to line their pockets.

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      • geeez2014 Says:

        You’d think someone could finally prove this ‘lining of their pockets,’ wouldn’t you?
        And whether they are or are not doing mammograms?
        The lies the media and PP talks about “poor women then couldn’t get birth control, the GOP just hates women” are SO stupid and unconscienable….a poor woman can get birth control, it doesn’t need PP.
        And, of course, the pill is about $9 a month…..let leftwing philanthropy step up for these womens’ needs.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Genocide that surpasses the Nazi regime. Now we know they were doing experiments.

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      • geeez2014 Says:

        or at least sold to those doing experiments, right?

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      • bunkerville Says:

        For thirty pieces of silver,

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      • viburnum Says:

        The pertinent question here is why should we continue their funding when all of the “services” we’re funding are now readily available under Obamacare?

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Excellent point. They are now simply an arm of funding the left wing. Government gives to PP and they fund the Dems. What could be wrong.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Maybe the media will pick up this story and do an update. Hope springs eternal.

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  13. Lisa Shin, O.D. Says:

    Wow – I had no idea PP was milking the system like this. $500 million/year government hand-out + Medicaid fraud? Thanks for sharing.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks for taking the time to read my scribbles!

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  14. wyowanderer Says:

    Swine. And I apologize to hogs.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      This gives hogs a bad name, but I have your drift.Thanks for stopping by,

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  15. Always On Watch Says:

    If the Left is involved, malfeasance is involved. Have Americans not yet learned that lesson?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Yet they can always look the other way unless it is the GOP.

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      • geeez2014 Says:

        exactly….if it’s the GOP, then it’s all hell to pay in the media…

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  16. Ace Worldwide News Group Says:

    Reblogged this on Ace News Services.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks so much for the link

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      • Ace Worldwide News Group Says:

        Welcome really nice post well worth reblogging and also it hits all my social media networks plus mentions. 👍

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