Revisit: Planned Parenthood in a Post-Obamacare World
Some points first:
Planned Parenthood reported receiving a record $542 million in taxpayer support in fiscal 2012, marking a steady increase in government funding despite Republican-led efforts at the state and federal levels to cut off that stream.
Under Obamacare, all are required to purchase Health Insurance or face a penalty.
Planned Parenthood argues that it provides a range of services aside from abortions. The annual report showed the group provided STD treatment and testing for 4.5 million people. Planned Parenthood provided cancer screening and prevention services for 1.3 million people.
The group also provides pregnancy tests and contraceptive services.
All Health Insurance is required (at no cost) to provide routine screenings for STD's, Pregnancy Tests, Gynecological Screenings and contraceptive coverage.
So the question needs to be asked again, whay is teh taxpayer giving half a billion dollars to a group whose services (other than abortions) will be 100% covered by the 100% required mandate of Obamacare?