Editor’s note. The following update comings from Louisiana Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate. Last week U.S. District Court Judge John deGravelle ordered the state to continue using taxpayer dollars to fund Planned Parenthood. On Wednesday, the state Department of Health and Hospitals appealed that decision to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in …Continue reading "Louisiana appeals Order that would Keep Medicaid Money Flowing to Planned Parenthood"
By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson, the same judge who overturned an Alabama law that required abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, ordered the state to immediately restore Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood. In August, Gov. Robert Bentley had written “The deplorable practices at Planned Parenthood have been …Continue reading "Federal Judge says Alabama must restore PPFA’s Medicaid funding"
By Dave Andrusko In mid-August pro-life Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson moved to cut state funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, ordering the Department of Human Services to sever its Medicaid contract with the abortion provider. Referring to the then-six undercover videos brought to the public’s attention by the Center for Medical Progress, Gov. Hutchinson …Continue reading "Federal Judge temporarily reinstates Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood in Arkansas"
By Jennifer Popik, JD, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics The Medicaid program, which provides insurance coverage for lower income Americans, has expanded under the Obama Health Care law and now covers over one-fifth of Americans. Yet it is now set to face big cuts in the new year. In a December 27, 2014, …Continue reading "Looming Medicaid Payment Crisis Highlights Fatal Flaw in Obama Health Care Financing"
By Jennifer Popik, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics A USA Today piece from last week titled, “More states limiting Medicaid hospital stays,” reports that an increasing number of states are dramatically limiting hospital stays under Medicaid to as little as 10 days a year to control rising costs. Medicaid, an expensive joint Federal/State health care program, primarily …Continue reading "States Limit Medicaid Hospital Stays, Highlighting Inadequacy of Health Care Financing"
By Dave Andrusko Faced with thinly veiled threats from the Obama Administration to cut off billions in Medicaid funds, the state of Indiana received some welcomed news in the form of a letter of support released yesterday from 28 Republican senators sent to the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMS) In …Continue reading "28 Republican Senators Send Obama Administration Letter In Support of State of Indiana"
By Dave Andrusko Federal District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt heard arguments this morning on a Planned Parenthood request for an injection to stop a new Indiana law that denies state-directed funding for businesses and organizations performing abortions, except for hospitals or ambulatory surgical centers. Judge Pratt said she would rule by July 1. Judge Pratt …Continue reading "Federal Judge Hears Attorneys in Suit Challenging New Indiana Law"
By Dave Andrusko By Monday afternoon, when next we discuss the Obama administration’s heavy-handed attempt to coerce the state of Indiana, a federal judge will have heard Planned Parenthood of Indiana’s suit challenging a new law that denies state-directed funding for businesses and organizations performing abortions, except for hospitals or ambulatory surgical centers. The hearing, …Continue reading "Indiana Not Budging, Despite Threats from Obama Administration"