Making Indigent Funding Available to Planned Parenthood (S.159-Rivera/A.3693-Glick)

Currently, the State of New York makes bad debt and charity care funds available to “diagnostic and treatment centers providing a comprehensive range of primary health care services” if “a minimum of five percent of total clinic visits reported during the applicable base year period were to uninsured individuals.” The existing law is designed to assist diagnostic and treatment centers that provide health services to a significant number of uninsured persons and do not receive compensation for those services. The proposed legislation would make Planned Parenthood clinics eligible for bad debt and charity care funds as well. Planned Parenthood is America’s largest abortion provider; as such, it should not receive a dime of taxpayer funding.