THIS WEEKLY BLOG PROMOTES A CULTURE OF LIFE
RSVP Date is This Thursday, September 28th!
Registration closes this Thursday, September 28th or at capacity. To guarantee a seat at the Love for Life Gala, please register by this Thursday. We will host Matt Birk, former NFL player, on Saturday, Oct. 14 for the Love for Life Gala at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. On this silver anniversary we’ll be joined by many special guests, including Archbishop of Milwaukee Jerome Listecki, Auxiliary Bishop Jeffrey Haines, Honorary Host and Hostess Frank and Lydia LoCoco, Judie Brown founder of American Life League and more. To register now, click here. We hope to see you there!
Governor Walker Signs Comprehensive Planned Parenthood Audit
Having passed the Wisconsin Legislature, the state biennial budget bill was signed into law by Governor Walker on Thursday. 2017 Wisconsin Act 59 includes a provision requiring the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health Services (DHS) to conduct a comprehensive audit of all Medicaid family planning payments to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and other Wisconsin family planning providers from Jan. 1, 2013, to Dec. 31, 2016. This audit will be one of the largest, if not the largest, state audit of any Planned Parenthood in the country.
Pro-Life Wisconsin thanks Governor Walker, Representative Jacque and Assembly and Senate Republicans for exercising their fiscal responsibility in holding Planned Parenthood and other Medicaid family planning providers accountable for their past fraudulent billing practices. The comprehensive audit will uncover the actual extent of recent Medicaid overpayments, allowing full recoupment for state taxpayers.
We thank the Walker Administration for conducting limited audits of Medicaid family planning providers over the last several years, the findings of which prompted the comprehensive audit in this budget bill. In 2016, the DHS released an audit finding that five Planned Parenthood facilities overbilled Wisconsin’s Medicaid program $52,193 collectively in 2014 alone. Three non-Planned Parenthood family planning facilities overbilled Medicaid by a total of $11,619. Alarmingly, the overpayments were nearly 50 percent of the audited Medicaid payments to the eight clinics. With this sampling, we can reasonably suspect widespread fraud across Wisconsin’s Medicaid family planning program.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD WORKER: “IT’S A BABY. THERE IS LEGS AND THERE’S ARMS AND THERE’S EYES”: “And what got me today, the reason why I’m so upset is because on an ultrasound, sometimes you have to do ultrasounds while you’re doing it – if you’re far enough along, it looks like they’re fighting back.” Read the full story here.
AND FINALLY, LOVIN’ LIFE…