A Planned Parenthood affiliate in Iowa has allegedly filed nearly one-half million false claims with Medicaid from which the pro-abortion organization received and retained nearly $28 million, say lawyers for a faith-based legal ministry.
According to the lawsuit that became public this week, Planned Parenthood submitted “repeated false, fraudulent, and/or ineligible claims for reimbursements” to Medicaid and failed to meet acceptable standards of medical practice. The organization could be ordered to pay the United States and Iowa as much as $5.5 billion in False Claims Act damages and penalties, according to Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly Alliance Defense Fund).
This is not the first time that Planned Parenthood has been under investigation. Please read:Planned Parenthood Accused Of Medicaid Fraud
ADF is representing former Planned Parenthood clinic director Sue Thayer in her lawsuit against the abortion giant’s Iowa affiliate filed March 2011.
“We think it’s a very viable complaint that demonstrates Medicaid fraud by Planned Parenthood that we have observed in our research on not only this affiliate, but other affiliates around the country and is primarily motivated by the bottom line desire for money, not for care for women’s health,” ADF Senior Counsel Michael J. Norton told The Christian Post on Tuesday.