Obama administration pulls medicaid funds from Texas, Planned Parenthood blames Texas
“Texas would rather throw health care for hundreds of thousands of women overboard than allow Planned Parenthood to provide health care…through the public health programs,” said Cecile Richards, CEO of Planned Parenthood.
“It is shameful that Governor Perry and Commissioner Suehs continue to politicize lifesaving breast cancer screenings and birth control access for low-income women,” stated Peter Durkin, president of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.
Planned Parenthood makes no indication whatsoever that this decision was entirely of the Obama administration.
Texas decided to bar the Women’s Health Program funding from abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, in May of last year. Almost immediately, the Obama administration threatened to pull that portion of Medicaid funds from Texas if funding wasn’t reinstated for the abortion giant. Texas refused, and in turn, the Obama administration decided last week to yank the portion of the annual $40,000,000 Texas receives for its Medicaid Women’s Health Program, beginning in March. This also results in another $17,000,000 loss to Planned Parenthood of Texas.
Obama showed his true agenda by pulling that program’s funding from Texas. He would rather have the Women’s Health Program revoked from the entire state rather than see that funding pulled and reallocated from the largest abortion-committing organization in the nation. Planned Parenthood, in turn, blamed Texas for the Obama administration’s decision.
“We hope [the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Services] will reverse its position and allow the program to continue,” said Stephanie Goodman, spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.
We all know Planned Parenthood worships the ground Obama walks on, but it should be pretty obvious with whom the blame for this revocation lies, even to Planned Parenthood.