Ex-Employee Sues P. Parenthood for Medicaid Fraud

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A former Planned Parenthood official in Los Angeles says the abortion provider over-charged the state and federal government by hundreds of millions of dollars.

Victor Gonzalez, former CFO for Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles, alleges that Planned Parenthood received fraudulent Medicaid reimbursements in excess of $200 million after illegally billing the federal program for oral contraceptives and contraceptive devices.

The American Center for Law and Justice represents Gonzalez. The suit claims that Planned Parenthood affiliates routinely and unlawfully billed the government at higher prices.

Gonzalez's accusations support the findings of Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative legal advocacy group, which has charged the abortion organization with abuse, waste, and potential fraud totaling over $100 million in tax funding.

The ADF investigation found evidence of over-billing on Plan B contraceptives, billing for services that were unnecessary, multiple billings for initial pre-natal visits by patients, and incorrectly billing on other services.

According to an article in the New American, the ADF's latest report, released April 10, "reasserts the charge that 'Planned Parenthood's primary motivation is to maximize its revenues from complex, well-funded federal and state programs that are understaffed and rely on the integrity of the provider for program compliance."

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