Posted on March 12th, 2012
Planned Parenthood, which maintains the busiest abortion chambers in the U.S., is being sued for obtaining fraudulent Medicaid reimbursements of over $5 million in Texas. The lawsuit alleges that Planned Parenthood knowingly committed Medicaid fraud from 2007 to 2009 by improperly seeking reimbursements from the Texas WHP program, a new family planning program started in 2007, for products and services not reimbursable by that program. An estimated 40 percent of the claims submitted by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast to the Texas WHP program were “false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible for reimbursement,” the suit noted. More specifically, at least 87,075 of the claims made were fraudulent. In turn, Planned Parenthood received and retained reimbursements totaling more than $5.7 million. You can find the details here.