Planned Parenthood Shifts Focus To Low Medicaid Reimbursement Rates
"Medi-Cal reimbursement rates are so low that they threaten our ability to keep our health centers open," said Kathy Kneer, president of Planned Parenthood of California.
Los Angeles Times:
With Defunding Threats Less Imminent, Planned Parenthood Turns Its Focus To Low Medi-Cal Payments
A Capitol gathering of Planned Parenthood supporters on Monday had many of the same traits as the January Women's March and other rallies of the Trump era: pink T-shirts and so-called pussy hats, with frequent jeers for the president and the GOP-majority Congress. But behind the familiar feel was a subtle shift in lobbying by Planned Parenthood of California. After months of warning of the existential threat of potential federal defunding, the healthcare organization has trained its focus on another threat: low reimbursements from the state for seeing Medi-Cal patients. (Mason, 5/15)