AG Paxton Sues Planned Parenthood to Disgorge $10 Million in Medicaid Payments


AUSTIN, TX - On behalf of the State of Texas, Attorney General Paxton has sued Planned Parenthood Federation of America and several Planned Parenthood locations in Texas, seeking recovery of $10 million in payments made by the Texas Medicaid program. The lawsuit states that the Planned Parenthood entities knew they were not entitled to retain the payments but have failed to repay them as program rules require.

The Texas Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General removed Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program in December 2016 and, accordingly, by February 1, 2017, Planned Parenthood was not entitled to be reimbursed from Texas Medicaid. The lawsuit seeks disgorgement of all program monies paid to Planned Parenthood for services delivered after that date, approximately $10 million – plus trebling of that amount and additional civil penalties for each day that Planned Parenthood failed to repay.

“It is unthinkable that Planned Parenthood would continue to take advantage of funding knowing they were not entitled to keep it.” Attorney General Paxton said. “I will not allow them to benefit from this abhorrent conduct after they were caught violating medical standards and lying to law enforcement.”

Planned Parenthood is liable for each unlawful claim submitted to Medicaid including to pay expenses, costs, attorneys’ fees and post-judgment interest. Planned Parenthood owes $10 million in reimbursements received from February 2017 to March 2021.

Read the Complaint here..





Procurador Paxton demanda a Planned Parenthood para desembolsar $10 millones en pagos de Medicaid


AUSTIN, TX - En nombre del Estado de Texas, el Procurador General Paxton demandó a la Federación de Planned Parenthood de América y varias ubicaciones de Planned Parenthood en Texas, buscando la recuperación de $10 millones en pagos realizados por el programa Texas Medicaid. La demanda establece que las entidades de Planned Parenthood sabían que no tenían derecho a retener los pagos, pero no los reembolsaron como lo exigen las reglas del programa.

La Oficina del Inspector General de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Texas eliminó a Planned Parenthood del programa Medicaid en diciembre de 2016 y, en consecuencia, para el 1 de febrero de 2017, Planned Parenthood no tenía derecho a recibir un reembolso de Texas Medicaid. La demanda busca la devolución de todo el dinero del programa pagado a Planned Parenthood por los servicios prestados después de esa fecha, aproximadamente $10 millones, más la triplicación de esa cantidad y sanciones civiles adicionales por cada día que Planned Parenthood no pagó.

“Es impensable que Planned Parenthood continúe aprovechándose de los fondos sabiendo que no tienen derecho a conservarlos”. dijo el fiscal general Paxton. “No permitiré que se beneficien de esta conducta abominable después de que fueron sorprendidos violando los estándares médicos y mintiendo a las fuerzas del orden”.

Planned Parenthood es responsable de cada reclamo ilegal presentado a Medicaid, incluido el pago de gastos, costos, honorarios de abogados e intereses posteriores al juicio. Planned Parenthood debe $10 millones en reembolsos recibidos desde febrero de 2017 hasta marzo de 2021.

Lea la denuncia aquí..