Since Planned Parenthood throws so much money into Obama’s campaign coffers, he has fought tooth and nail to keep taxpayer money flowing into their clinics, regardless of their proven illegal activities.
Jim Sedlak writes at the Washington Times:
Several states have either passed or are near passing new laws that would effectively bar Planned Parenthood from receiving government money, including Medicaid reimbursements.
The Obama administration has come to Planned Parenthood’s rescue. In the first of these instances, the administration has sent a letter to Indiana that says it is basically illegal to cut off Planned Parenthood Medicaid funding.
The Health and Human Services Department’s Medicaid administrator, Donald M. Berwick, said Indiana’s plan will improperly bar beneficiaries from receiving services. Federal law requires Medicaid beneficiaries to be able to obtain services from any qualified provider. “Medicaid programs may not exclude qualified health care providers from providing services that are funded under the program because of a provider’s scope of practice,” Dr. Berwick wrote.
But while this struggle rages, there is a question nobody wants to ask: How can Planned Parenthood continue to get taxpayer money when it has repeatedly been found responsible for filing fraudulent claims for government reimbursement?
We are not talking about a simple mistake by a rogue employee. We are talking about mounting evidence of the systematic overbilling of taxpayers in states all across the country.
[…] The states have to repay millions of dollars to the federal government because Planned Parenthoodwrongly claims that nearly all its services are “family planning” when they are not, yet the federal government is threatening to punish the states for cutting off funds to Planned Parenthood.
Looking at this situation, one might think that Planned Parenthood has a stranglehold on the Obama administration and is using its political clout to increase its profits and to thwart efforts by citizens all across the country to hold Planned Parenthood accountable for its actions.
Wait a minute. Wasn’t it President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who, a couple of months ago, threatened to close down the federal government and stop paying our soldiers if one penny was taken away from Planned Parenthood in the 2011 federal budget?
Read more at the Washington Times
Steven Ertelt reports that Obama recently awarded Planned Parenthood $1.2 million federal tax dollars in Tennessee after the state defunded them:
LifeNews reported today on new funding the Obama administration is sending to a Planned Parenthood abortion business in Memphis, Tennessee. As more details have surfaced about the funding, pro-life advocates are up in arms over it.
The Obama administration has sent a family planning grant of $395,000, but additional information shows the grant is an annual one that the abortion giant will receive in Memphis for three years — totaling almost $1.2 million. Barry Chase, executive director of Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis, told the Tennessean newspaper that the money from the Obama administration will replace the $700,000 in funding the state formerly provided it.
Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey is livid about the Obama administration going over the heads of the state government and sending federal taxpayer funds to the nation’s biggest abortion company.
“By funneling federal tax dollars to abortion providers in Tennessee, Barack Obama has proven once again why he needs to be defeated for a second term. Tennessee has taken a stand against Planned Parenthood’s pro-abortion shell game and defunded these organizations for a reason,” he said in a statement. “”Tennessee has taken a stand against Planned Parenthood’s pro-abortion shell game and defunded these organizations for a reason.”
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, is also upset.
“From day one of his presidency, Obama has gone to extremes to support Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider,” she said in a statement to LifeNews. “He has refused to yield in the face of Planned Parenthood’s scandals including their exposure as an ally of alleged human traffickers and as willing to turn a blind eye to sex-selective abortion in their clinics. Additionally, it defies reason to send more federal funds to an organization that has been found culpable in the waste, abuse, and potential fraud of millions of taxpayer dollars.”
She continued: “Clearly, protecting Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funded bottom line – and not protecting women and girls – is President Obama’s top priority. Come November, the SBA List will work to ensure voters remember this at the ballot box.”
Read more at Life News
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