Our friends at Pro-Life Wisconsin are calling for the state’s Legislative Audit Bureau to conduct a full audit of Wisconsin’s Medicaid family-planning providers, including Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. Recent open records requests have found limited audits that show Planned Parenthood facilities alone have overbilled the state and its taxpayers more than $100,000 between 2006 and 2014. Matt Sande, Pro-Life Wisconsin legislative director says it’s bad enough family planning funds pay for surgical and chemical abortions in Wisconsin; it’s intolerable that taxpayers are ripped off in the process.
Wisconsin Family Action president Julaine Appling agrees, “Pro-life organizations, including Wisconsin Family Action successfully supported a bill authored by Rep. Andre Jacque and Senator Chris Kapenga that stops Planned Parenthood from Medicaid overbilling in the future, but that law doesn’t address past fraud. An audit is very appropriate and the governor or the legislature should order it.”