Planned Parenthood of Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS – Planned Parenthood of Indiana (PPIN) will cover the costs of care to its Medicaid patients around the state through at least Saturday, May 21. There will be some limitations, including no new Medicaid-eligible patients will be taken, and some services will be scheduled later to give the court time to issue a ruling on the injunction being sought by PPIN.
The extension is possible due to the extraordinary outpouring of support from donors across the country. PPIN will monitor as gifts continue to come in the door and hopes to be able to extend services beyond May 21.
"PPIN’s 9,300 Medicaid patients became unplugged from health care at their preferred provider on Tuesday when Gov. Mitch Daniels signed HEA 1210 into law."Because the donations are being made in response to defunding, it is right for PPIN to invest them in Pap tests, breast exams, STD testing and treatment and birth control for the newly disenfranchised.
However, this is a temporary fix and cannot be continued indefinitely.
PPIN’s 9,300 Medicaid patients became unplugged from health care at their preferred provider on Tuesday when Gov. Mitch Daniels signed HEA 1210 into law. The law bars the state from entering into contracts with, or granting to, any entities (other than hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers) that provide abortions.
PPIN has filed for an injunction contending the law is unconstitutional and violates federal law.
A hearing is scheduled on that motion on June 6 in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis.