Planned Parenthood (PP) is a political organization and beyond the baby parts sales is the fact that they are donating large sums of money to Democratic campaigns while receiving billions in tax dollars. This is crony socialism at its worst.
Reuters is now reporting that officials in Louisiana and Alabama have been warned by a division of Health and Human Services that they cannot terminate Medicaid contracts with PP because it “may illegally restrict beneficiary access to services.”
This is a warning that they might be limiting clients’ access to now federally-mandated services and providers they choose but it’s really about supporting Democratic donors.
It’s ironic in that one of the things Obamacare did was deprive millions of Obamacare patients of their doctors and their chosen healthcare, even the hospitals they prefer.
The federal government is in essence ordering the states to use an agency that serves as a political arm of the Democratic party.
PP has praised the decision.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has maintained since his office first announced the termination of the PP contract that the state had the full legal authority to cancel at will since they contract with several other women’s healthcare providers.
The Governor’s press release can be read here.