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Medicaid probes Planned Parenthood fees
Chicago Business ^ | July 09, 2012 | Andrew L. Wang

Posted on 07/10/2012 10:47:31 AM PDT by KeyLargo

Medicaid probes Planned Parenthood fees

By Andrew L. Wang July 09, 2012

The Illinois Medicaid inspector general is investigating the billing practices of the medical director of Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Crain's has learned.

Dr. Caroline Hoke was reimbursed more than $3 million by Medicaid during the state's 2009 fiscal year, making her the program's second-highest-paid doctor at the time, but the payments fell to zero by 2011, Crain's analysis of state records shows.

The state Department of Healthcare and Family Services has withheld payments to Dr. Hoke until “billing issues” are resolved, a DHFS spokesman confirms. He declines to comment on the details of the case.

Planned Parenthood of Illinois CEO Carole Brite denies any wrongdoing, calling the inquiry a “routine review.” She says the organization will have to repay the state, but she declines to say how much.

The nonprofit is a key provider of abortions, contraceptives and other health care services to women, particularly the poor. The probe raises questions about an important source of funding for the organization, which received about half of its $25 million revenue from Medicaid in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, the most recent data available.

The Quinn administration, which in May vowed to step up audits to root out Medicaid abuse, is now confronted with a difficult test case. Appearing soft would likely provoke outrage among some Republicans and anti-abortion advocates, while seeming to punish Planned Parenthood harshly would alienate the group's Democratic supporters.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagobusiness.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: abortions; carolebrite; carolinehoke; democrats; illinois; jessejacksonjr; medicaid; obamacare; plannedparenthood

1 posted on 07/10/2012 10:47:38 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Illinois Governor Quinn and Democrat controlled Illinois politicians are getting their undies in a twist over this. Most likely Gov. Quinn AKA (Governor Qinnocchio) will bury this investigation and the investigators that dared to bring this out into the daylight.


2 posted on 07/10/2012 10:59:54 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Women are a strange lot.
Here is Dr. Caroline Hoke making millions by murdering the children of other women.

This is what Feminism is all about. Getting rich from murder.

This is what every mother wants her daughter to be. A Doctor that can pull a fetus apart limb by limb an go home and have supper and spend her millions.

Pond scum.


3 posted on 07/10/2012 11:14:32 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: KeyLargo

“Quinn AKA (Governor Qinnocchio) will bury this investigation and the investigators that dared to bring this out into the daylight.”

No lie there, that is exactly what happens in the land of the Obama. Who was that IG who attempted to look into something in Sacramento? Walpern or something like that. He was run out of town with a mental instability label on his bio. The IG at DOJ has been looking into Fast and Furious for how many months no with no report, not even a prelim. Running out the clock there for sure. If anyone gets close, His Excellency shuts them down with an executive privilege claim. Hard to win in this casino when not only are the cards marked, the dealer deals off the bottom and out of his sleave whenever needed.


4 posted on 07/10/2012 11:55:34 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks KeyLargo.


5 posted on 07/10/2012 6:20:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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