On September 23, 2020, Senators James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) proposed the Women’s Public Health and Safety Act, S. 4658, which would allow states to exclude abortion businesses from receiving Medicaid payments. The bill would reverse a current law that requires states to allow any qualified provider to take part in the state Medicaid program.
According to Students for Life of America, Planned Parenthood could be heavily hit if the bill is signed into law. Over three years, the abortion corporation received more than $1 billion in Medicaid reimbursements. Currently, the Hyde Amendment – introduced in 1976 by Rep.