GOP Wants States To Opt Out Of Medicaid Funding For Abortions

  • Republicans have revived a bill first introduced years ago that would allow states to exclude abortion providers from the government-run Medicaid Program.
  • The bill is entitled the Women’s Public Health and Safety Act and is aimed at ending the millions of dollars Planned Parenthood receives in Medicaid reimbursements.
  • According to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the abortion organization received $1.3 billion in Medicaid reimbursements over the past three years.