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Former Planned Parenthood staffers explain how Medicaid fraud is being committed

Posted in Abortion Quota, Planned Parenthood Abortion Quota, Planned Parenthood former employee, Planned Parenthood illegal activity, Planned Parenthood medicaid fraud with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2017 by saynsumthn

|  (From Live Action News)

In 2015, seven former Planned Parenthood (PPFA) employees informed the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations that Planned Parenthood should be investigated for a number of potentially criminal and fraudulent acts. These former employees told Committee members in a formal letter that because Planned Parenthood receives half a billion in taxpayer funding annually, Planned Parenthood should “[…] merit close Government attention as to whether or not these funds are being spent appropriately.”

The former Planned Parenthood staffers’ letter noted, “we are of one mind that the extent of theses problems with the organization is not fully understood by the American people….” They added that they “could personally attest” that Planned Parenthood has “operated as a law unto itself, gladly accepting tens of millions of dollars of taxpayer support while using the rubric of ‘reproductive rights’ to claim exemption from the normal standards of accountability that every other recipient of public funds is expected to meet.”

In recent years, additional former Planned Parenthood staffers have come forward to accuse the abortion corporation of fraudulently overbilling Medicaid, milking American taxpayers for millions of dollars.

READ: Half of WI Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid payments were fraud, auditors say

Karen Reynolds

In August 2013, the whistleblower case of Karen Reynolds, a former employee of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, resulted in the Houston-based Planned Parenthood affiliate paying $4.3 million to resolve civil allegations made by Reynolds under the False Claims Act in the Eastern District of Texas. According to a Department of Justice release:

The government alleged that between 2003 and 2009, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast billed and was paid by government programs, Texas Medicaid, Title XX, and the Women’s Health Program, for certain items and services related to birth control counseling, STD testing and contraceptives when such items and services were either not medically necessary, not medically indicated or not actually provided.

According to a 2017 report called “Profit No Matter What,” published by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and the Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI), Planned Parenthood’s facilities were required “to constantly increase their ‘pay per visit’ goals which were the bills charged to Medicaid for every patient visit.”

A recent interview with former Planned Parenthood manager, Sue Thayer, indicated that Planned Parenthood also had abortion quotas:

Patricia Carroll

Patricia Carroll was employed as the Accounts Receivable Manager by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and stated in her claim against Planned Parenthood that she noticed “a large revenue increase” of 314.76% for PP in Huntsville “while preparing the monthly Projection report.” The Dallas Morning News said about Carroll’s Medicaid fraud accusation:

Carroll worked as the accounts receivable manager at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast from 2007-2012. In that position, she said she discovered “a fraudulent Medicaid scheme” that dated back to 2002. She alleged that a Planned Parenthood clinic in Huntsville had an employee visit a charter school called Gulf Coast Trade Center and perform STD/HIV tests on the students there, all of whom receive Medicaid benefits.

Carroll said Planned Parenthood incorrectly coded the visits to collect Medicaid reimbursements, estimating the clinic received about $200 per student. “Thousands of claims were filed” in the ten year span, according to Carroll’s original complaint.

In May 2014, a federal district judge in Houston ruled that Carroll had “adequately pleaded factual content that allows the court to draw the reasonable inference that Planned Parenthood knowingly filed false claims.”

The ADF/CLI report added that “at least some of the services were not medically necessary due to the duplication of visits, teens already having been tested at the jails or court systems they came from, and the higher-level staff already onsite at the school who could provide the same testing and education at no cost.”

Carroll’s lawsuit was dismissed on January 29, 2016, for an undisclosed settlement amount, the ADF/CLI report states.

Victor Gonzalez’s complaint against Planned Parenthood

P. Victor Gonzalez

P. Victor Gonzalez was employed as Vice President of Finance and Administration by Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles (PPLA). Gonzalez accused Planned Parenthood affiliates in California of marking up the cost of birth control drugs between 1997 and 2004 for government reimbursement, resulting in improper reimbursements — at taxpayer expense — far in excess of $200 million.

“An internal email from Gonzalez states that PPLA’s actual acquisition cost for oral contraceptive pills was $1-2, but that it was charging the government $12-48 per pack – a ‘hefty markup’ ‘proscribed by DHS regulations.’ Gonzalez estimates the impact on PPLA alone as approximately $4 million in revenues in a single typical year,” the ADF/CLI report states.

Sue Thayer

Sue Thayer, former manager for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s Storm Lake and LeMars facilities in Iowa, claimed Planned Parenthood defrauded Medicaid out of millions by overcharging for services, illegally billing for abortion-related care.

In 2015, Thayer testified before a Congressional committee about the claim, accusing Planned Parenthood of filing “[…] false claims totaling about $28 million with Iowa’s Medicaid program for (1) illegally dispensing “medically unnecessary” quantities of oral contraceptive pills and birth control patches to C-Mail Medicaid patients and doing so without a prescription; (2) fraudulently billing the Iowa Medicaid program for abortion-related services; and (3) coercing “donations” from Medicaid patients.

In an op-ed Thayer wrote in 2017, she elaborated further:

Planned Parenthood advertises that services and supplies are free, but when Medicaid-eligible women are served, it is expected they donate fifty percent of the total cost for the visit…. Planned Parenthood receives $542,000,000 in federal funding, yet asks women who live at or below the poverty line, who depend on federally-funded healthcare to make a donation — proof that Planned Parenthood is much more concerned about its bottom line than women in need.

“Planned Parenthood counted those payments as voluntary donations and billed the full amount to Medicaid,” Thayer recounted in her 2015 testimony, adding, “There is a reason that, despite technically being a nonprofit, Planned Parenthood has reported $765 million in excess revenue over the last 10 years. It is run very much like a business – focused on increasing revenues, placing its own bottom line above the interests of women. And yet leadership would take expensive trips to Europe and Russia and throw elaborate parties at fancy venues.”

In addition, Thayer discussed the alleged fraud accusations in the video below:

Abby Johnson

Abby Johnson, the former director of an abortion center operated by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, (formerly Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas) accused Planned Parenthood in her lawsuit of “repeated false, fraudulent, and ineligible claims for Medicaid reimbursements” through the Texas Women’s Health Program:

In violation of its duty to report such false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible claims and/or to reimburse the United States and/or the State of Texas for monies wrongfully received by Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast knowingly or willfully concealed the making of such false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible claims and knowingly or fraudulently retained funds which Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast knew it was not entitled to retain.

According to the ADF/CLI report, Johnson “alleged that Planned Parenthood of Houston and Southeast Texas filed at least 87,075 false, fraudulent, or ineligible claims with the Texas Women’s Health Program.”

As a result, Planned Parenthood wrongfully received and retained reimbursements totaling more than $5.7 million, Johnson alleged.

Abby Johnson alleges millions in fraud by Planned Parenthood

According to a report published by LifeSiteNews, the lawsuit also claimed:

… Planned Parenthood held a meeting in late 2008 or early 2009 to inform its clinic directors that it had been falsely billing the Texas WHP since January 1, 2007.  Johnson says that when she asked “what are we going to do about” the money that Planned Parenthood had improperly received, her supervisor answered, “Well, we are going to hope we don’t get caught.”

Ramona Trevino

A 2017 op-ed written by Ramona Trevino, a former Planned Parenthood North Texas facility manager, claimed further that “Medicaid patients are like mini cash cows for Planned Parenthood.” Trevino added, “Patients who went to Planned Parenthood abortion centers used federal funds to pay for post-abortion exams at Planned Parenthood’s non-abortion centers….”

Today, due in part to the broken promises of politicians to defund Planned Parenthood, American taxpayers are still forced to hand over $1.5 million per day to this fraudulent organization.

Government tax dollars going to Planned Parenthood in just the past ten years now total in the billions of dollars with little to no oversight, while Planned Parenthood continues to send hefty “campaign contributions” to its allies through its political arm. And, despite accusations of fraud, another half a billion in taxpayer dollars is slated to be handed over to Planned Parenthood in 2018.

It is past time to stop this abuse and defund Planned Parenthood.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

The money, greed and politics of the abortion industry

Posted in Planned Parenthood rich off taxpayers with tags , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2012 by saynsumthn

By James Garton
H/T , Philadelphia Finance Examiner
January 23, 2012

January in Washington, D.C., hundreds of thousands Marched around the Capital and Supreme Court building to protest abortion. If any media outlets decide to cover the event, most articles will discuss the political and religious debates surrounding abortion and few, if any, will discuss the money, profit and political lobbying involved with the abortion industry.

Planned Parenthood, with its 820 clinics is the largest provider of abortion in the world. To put it in a business perspective, Planned Parenthood operates 228 more clinics then Costco has warehouse stores and since it takes in over a $1 billion a year, Planned Parenthood is on a revenue level thats about equal to Domino’s Pizza.

The organization has contributed $262,986 to the campaigns of Democrats in the House and Senate compared to $2,000 toward the campaigns of Republicans in both houses in 2010.The Center for Responsive Politics reports, “In 2010, Planned Parenthood and a California affiliate together spent more than $700,000 on federal lobbying efforts,..” “By comparison, all other organizations that primarily advocate for abortion rights collectively spent $247,280 on federal lobbying efforts during the same period, according to the Center’s research.” In 2011, spending on lobbying effort to promote the abortion industry increased to $1,230,041.

All this money is not wasted, but comes back to Planned Parenthood fivefold. A 2009-2010 report from Planned Parenthood shows the organization received 46% of its $1 billion dollar a year budget from government grants and reimbursement for services. This government subsidy is in addition to the tax free status the abortion provider enjoys despite showing $18.5 million in excess revenue in the same2009-2010 financial report. Imagine that this one organization receives $487,000,000 in government subsidies compared to$370,000,000 annually received by the entire solar and wind industry, which according to President Obama is a technology that will lead the world and is his personal initiative that he compares to the space program.

Without government money, this profit making, “non-profit” would go out of business, which is what occurred when Governor Christie held back government funds from Planned Parenthood clinics in New Jersey. Planned Parenthood like Amtrak just can’t exist if it had to rely on making a profit from the services it promotes. However, money pours in from congress to both Amtrak and Planned Parenthood, because both convince lawmakers that if they failed to exist the poor and needy would suffer. In the case of Planned Parenthood most lawmakers overlook the fact that they already fund 7000 medical clinics that provide the same services to needy women as Planned Parenthood, excluding the main profit maker of the organization which is abortion services.

President Obama, the biggest advocate of Planned Parenthood and many Democrats on Capital Hill have been critical of corporate executives who earn salaries of $250,000 or more. Yet, a 990 form filed by Planned Parenthood in 2008, reported their President Cecile Richards, received over $384,761 in compensation which is about a 53% pay increase from a previously filed 990 form. Again, another area overlooked that shows a clear double standard from Democrats who are the biggest benifactor of Planned Parenthood money. However, it get’s even better.

MF Global CEO, John Corzine, was brought before a Congressional hearing when it was discovered his company lost $1.2 billion of its customer money and yet no outcry or formal investigation has taken place since the Government Accounting Office discovered Planned Parenthood cannot account for $1.3 billion in government funds it received from 2003 to 2008. Now, under health care reform and a greater role of Government controlling health care delivery and funding, the role, funding and revenue of Planned Parenthood is expected to increase dramatically.

ALSO READ: Planned Parenthood’s “Get Rich Quick” Scheme – tax dollars and 6 digit salaries !

Almost one billion in tax dollars goes to Eugenics and Population Control ! Planned Parenthood $657 million over last seven years

Posted in Defund Planned Parenthood, Eugenics, Planned Parenthood with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2010 by saynsumthn

GAO: Planned Parenthood received $657 million in tax dollars over last seven years
By: Mark Hemingway
Commentary Staff Writer, Washington Examiner
06/16/10 4:44 PM EDT

The Government Accountability Office has a released a report, “Fiscal Years 2002-2009 Obligations, Disbursements, and Expenditures for Selected Organizations Involved in Health-Related Activities.” But despite the soporific title, the report contains some pretty startling revelations about the amount government funding going to groups either perform abortions or advocate it.

Over the seven year period studied in the report, Planned Parenthood received $657.1 million in tax dollars; Population Council received $284.3 million, the Guttmacher Institute received $12.7 million, Advocates for Youth received $8.7 million, and the International Planned Parenthood Federation received $3.9 million.

All in all, $966.7 million tax dollars went to encouraging a practice a plurality of Americans finds morally wrong.

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A new report shows abortion groups are spending millions of dollars in federal funds.

The Government Accountability Office found that Planned Parenthood and five other pro-abortion organizations have received more than $1 billion in taxpayer funds from 2002-2009.

Planned Parenthood alone has spent more than $650 million, according to the 33-page report.

CBN News spoke with Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America, about the recent GAO report. Click play for her comments.

The money is not supposed to be used to provide abortions, but pro-life lawmakers are still upset.

“So while everyday Americans struggle to make ends meet, the federal government is dolling out hundreds of millions of tax dollars to help keep the abortion industry afloat,” GOP Rep. Joe Pitts charged.

Most of the funds are coming from the “Title X” family planning program.

Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana is now sponsoring the “Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act” which would bring an end to funding for abortion advocates.

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Learn more about Planned Parenthood in the film- Maafa21 (Clip Below)

New World Order : The Collapse of the US Dollar? Secret meetings to bring in new currency !

Posted in Constitution, New World Order, Obama, US Dollar with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2009 by saynsumthn

From The Independent

The demise of the dollar

In a graphic illustration of the new world order, Arab states have launched secret moves with China, Russia and France to stop using the US currency for oil trading

By Robert Fisk

In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar.

Secret meetings have already been held by finance ministers and central bank governors in Russia, China, Japan and Brazil to work on the scheme, which will mean that oil will no longer be priced in dollars.

The plans, confirmed to The Independent by both Gulf Arab and Chinese banking sources in Hong Kong, may help to explain the sudden rise in gold prices, but it also augurs an extraordinary transition from dollar markets within nine years. ..

These plans will change the face of international financial transactions,” one Chinese banker said. “America and Britain must be very worried. You will know how worried by the thunder of denials this news will generate.”

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US Treasury ‘overstated’ health of America’s biggest banks

UN calls for new reserve currency

The United Nations called on Tuesday for a new global reserve currency to end dollar supremacy which has allowed the United States the “privilege” of building a huge trade deficit.

Important progress in managing imbalances can be made by reducing the reserve currency country?s ‘privilege’ to run external deficits in order to provide international liquidity,” UN undersecretary-general for economic and social affairs, Sha Zukang, said.

Speaking at the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Istanbul, he said: “It is timely to emphasise that such a system also creates a more equitable method of sharing the seigniorage derived from providing global liquidity.

He said: “Greater use of a truly global reserve currency, such as the IMF?s special drawing rights (SDRs), enables the seigniorage gained to be deployed for development purposes,” he said.

The SDRs are the asset used in IMF transactions and are based on a basket of four currencies — the dollar, euro, yen and pound — which is calculated daily.

China had called in March for a new dominant world reserve currency instead of the dollar, in a system within the framework of the Washington-based IMF.

From The Telegraph(UK)
By James Quinn, US Business Editor
Published: 8:35PM BST 05 Oct 2009

The US Treasury overstated the financial health of America’s nine largest banks last year when it invested $125bn into them, an internal investigation has found.

The nine banks forced to take part in the capital injection scheme included Citigroup and Bank of America, who, in spite of both receiving $25bn of TARP funds last October, both required a further injection of $20bn plus loan-loss guarantees to cover losses on toxic assets.

The October injections were however forced on to the banks in question by Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, telling reluctant chief executives including Goldman Sachs’ Lloyd Blankfein and JP Morgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon that not taking the money was not an option.

In his new report, Mr Barofsky highlights a number of public comments made by both Treasury and Fed officials last October about the health of the nine banks, saying that such “inaccurate statements” only serve to make the TARP more controversial than it has already proven to be.

Mr Barofsky said last month he thought it “highly unlikely” the Treasury will ever be able to recoup its full investment.