A report from the Charlotte Lozier Institute and the Alliance Defending Freedom about Planned Parenthood is titled "Profit. No Matter What." The title really says it all, doesn't it?
It details millions in waste, abuse and possibly fraud to Planned Parenthood.
This from the SBA List:
Some of the report’s key findings include:Defund them NOW!
Planned Parenthood affiliates have been identified as the source of at least $12.8 million in waste, abuse, and potentially fraudulent overbilling and penalties.
One audit uncovered $5.2 million in overbilling by two California Planned Parenthood affiliates; the average overbilled amount per audited year in a single audit was $94,409.
Three federal audits specifically identify Planned Parenthood – and only Planned Parenthood – as the problem in state family planning program overbilling.
“Congress should do what the House of Representatives has twice voted to do: end taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s most profitable abortionist, once and for all,” said ADF Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden. “Our updated report to Congress documents data from over 50 public audits that point to massive fraud, waste, and abuse by this billion-dollar abortion giant. In light of the now-established fact that nearly one in four Planned Parenthood businesses has been implicated in financial fraud or mismanagement, Congress has an opportunity—and obligation—to protect taxpayers.”
“The extent of waste and abuse in the nation’s family planning programs, and specifically in those operated by Planned Parenthood, is beyond disturbing,” said Charlotte Lozier Institute President Chuck Donovan. “This report joins earlier findings on issues of human trafficking, failure to report statutory rape, alleged violations of fetal organ trafficking laws, and other profound concerns that reinforce the need for Congress to reallocate funds to agencies that respect human life and put women first.”
Among the report’s recommendations are:
Continue and complete investigations into PPFA and its affiliates’ and other abortion businesses’ use of federal funding and compliance with federal abortion funding limits.
Investigate whether Planned Parenthood is double-dipping by billing Medicaid (and thus federal taxpayers) for services that other entities and individuals are already paying it to provide.
Empower auditors and state Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs) to investigate, prosecute, and recover overbilling by PPFA, its affiliates, and other family planning businesses.
Update state False Claims Act laws according to HHS-OIG guidelines to encourage legitimate whistleblowers to come forward.
You know what's really amazing here, is that Planned Parenthood had it going on. The government money truck was backing up in their driveway on an annual basis. They had the media on their side. They had politicians in their pocket. And a nation not very willing to really look into what they were actually doing was willing to close its eyes. Yet they still couldn't help themselves. They had to cheat. They had to steal more. What greed? What corruption?
Makes me think that once you're willing to kill babies for money, maybe cheating isn't that big of a deal to you.
We owe thanks to the Charlotte Lozier Institute, the Alliance Defending Freedom, and the SBA List for their work. And let's all just recall for a moment that if the election had gone a different way, this report would have fallen on completely deaf ears in D.C. It would've been just preaching to the converted. The Democrats would have completely ignored it. But now, this information could be put to great use.
In short, this report makes Planned Parenthood have a very bad day. And possibly many more. And that's a good day. And hopefully many more.