Planned Parenthood granted $655,000 to help roll out Obamacare

Despite what you might have heard from President Obama during last year’s debates, Planned Parenthood does more than just provide live-saving mammograms. Three branches of Planned Parenthood have been awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to help people get signed up for Obamacare.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced the winners of $67 million in “Navigator” grants. So-called Navigators will “serve as an in-person resource for Americans who want additional assistance in shopping for and enrolling in plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace this fall.” We know that Planned Parenthood has extensive experience in receiving taxpayer money from the government, but will the affiliates do a better job selling Obamacare than they do providing those mammograms?

On Tuesday, the District of Columbia awarded $375,000 to Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., to help people sign up for Obamacare.

  • rippersnort

    Re-write. Hey it’s only 12700 pages now. SNAP

  • Catchance

    Don’t forget how PP leaned on the Susan G Komen Foundation.

  • Jack Williams

    Per Sarah Torre at Heritage’s Foundry blog, over 400 local Planned Parenthood affiliates could benefit financially as “essential community providers.” Ironic, since PP profits from destroying the community.

    • trixiewoobeans

      ObamaCare and PP’s new motto, “We pill ’em and they kill ’em.”

  • nc

    Check out this brilliant take down by David Webb of a pro-abort, just last week. He has a genius idea, but she can’t handle it:

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/2596298288001/how-does-planned-parenthood-spend-your-tax-dollars/

    • grais

      She had a script to stick to.

    • 1CatEye

      That’s because if they separate the health care entity from the abortion entity (BTW, did she just admit abortions aren’t health care?) then the fraud would become apparent. Since other corporations have no trouble separating profit and not-for-profit divisions, she’s not telling the truth about how it would affect women (who apparently are completely stupid).

      • nc

        And if there is no fraud, as PP keeps insisting, then by separating the books legally, they should have nothing to worry about.

        But this pro-abort was clearly panicked by the idea, because she kept saying women shouldn’t have to go to two different facilities, even though Webb kept insisting that wasn’t what he was talking about.

  • Red

    And the WH still remains closed to the public.

    • RLEE

      Well at least now we know why the troops cant have hot meals, They just need to keep on sacrificing for O’s agenda. Truly makes me sick!!

  • grais

    At this point DHS is much more frightening than the IRS has ever been.

  • MNWoman

    He had to of known this would anger conservatives. I am guessing that is why the administration did it.

  • TocksNedlog

    Ahh, a day without Obama wagging his middle finger in our faces is like a day without sunshine. Thanks, Barack!

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    Wait. I thought Leftists told us PP doesn’t get federal funds. And I’m sure they would NEVER lie…

    • Michelle

      They actually say Federal funding isn’t used for abortion (which is correct). The Federal funding PP receives goes to provide medical exams (PAP, breast exam, STD testing, etc.)

      • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

        Do you have any proof of that, Michelle?

        • 1CatEye

          Of course not, because as we just heard, they don’t separate the entities! And PP doesn’t provide any breast exams, they outsource them.

          • Michelle

            They don’t provide mammos, but they do breast exams. Do you understand the difference between a breast exam and a mammogram? If not, let me know and I’ll explain it for you.

          • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

            Odd. If abortion clinics are closing because they can’t perform the same services as a hospital does, do you really trust the accuracy of the work being done by PP?

          • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

            Exactly. PP has a track record of lying about who they are and what they do.

        • Michelle

          It’s Federal law they cannot use Federal funds for abortions. Do you have proof they are breaking the law, Thomas? You can assume whatever you’d like

          • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

            It’s called “co-mingling of funds.” Once they receive funding, they can put it into a general account (like what happens with Social Security) and it becomes impossible to confirm how the funds are being spent.

            Of course, if you have proof PP has followed Federal law to the letter, Michelle…

  • ObamaFail

    Seems like Obama is going to continue to help his friends, while shafting the rest of us.

  • 1CatEye

    So, will they stop advocating abortions so that they can sign up more people and babies for Zerocare? Inquiring minds want to know.

  • Lady 12

    This is a scandal as big as Benghazi!

  • SkiersRight

    I know the Dems are famous for having dead people cast ballots, but now they want dead babies to sign-up for “health care?” Oh, I know, they must be directing this to the babies who survive botched abortions; surely THEY need health care. No, can’t be that. The Gosnells of the world just kill them, too, or leave them in closets to die (Obama’s method of “choice”) since helping babies born alive would go against the “original intent of the woman and her doctor.” Now if only Obama would support the original intent of the Constitution….

  • Jeremy

    This was predictable based on Obama’s abortion views.

  • Axelgreaser

    PLANNED PARENTHOOD, OR IF YOU PREFER, MURDER INCORPORATED, CLAIMS SQUARE FOUR OF OBAMA’S GAME OF HOPSCOTCH whose endgame is the ‘fundamental reorganization of America’ and that includes making genocide attractive beginning early on thru indoctrination of the children who luckily (?) escaped the most dangerous game: hide ‘n seek in the womb. Obama steps on a crack and breaks our back, and we’re obviously accepting his new rules everyday in everyway. As always, Obama plays with both feet in the square and so far hasn’t missed a turn. He has lots of help…IRS, NSA, AP, the Senate, the Congress, etc, etc. Wish we knew who owns the other 9 squares, who we’re playing against. Makes you want to take your marbles and go home.

  • Wiki David

    Re-arranging the deck chairs: Obamacare is an illegal bill. It was a House of Representatives bill highjacked by The Senate, which instead took up H.R. 3590, a bill regarding housing tax breaks for service members. As the United States Constitution requires all revenue-related bills to originate in the House, the Senate took up this bill since it was first passed by the House as a revenue-related modification to the Internal Revenue Code. The bill was then used as the Senate’s vehicle for their health care reform proposal, completely revising the content of the bill.
    The Senate took the bill H.R 3590 and erased all the wording and the title. It had already passed the House. Thanks Reid! You douchenozzle!
    Ref: Wikipedia.

  • Wiki David

    Re-arranging the deck chairs: Obamacare is an illegal bill. It was a House of Representatives bill highjacked by The Senate, which instead took up H.R. 3590, a bill regarding housing tax breaks for service members. As the United States Constitution requires all revenue-related bills to originate in the House, the Senate took up this bill since it was first passed by the House as a revenue-related modification to the Internal Revenue Code. The bill was then used as the Senate’s vehicle for their health care reform proposal, completely revising the content of the bill.
    The Senate took the bill H.R 3590 and erased all the wording and the title. It had already passed the House. Thanks Reid! You douchenozzle!
    Ref: Wikipedia.

  • Michelle

    They don’t make referrals for breast exams, they do them right there in the clinic and also, get this…teach women how to do them themselves. Where can I learn more about these accounting tricks that PP is doing to break the law and fool people? I’d like to read more about that.

  • Michelle

    Wally, you should probably quit while you’re behind. I’m going to cut you some slack since you’re new around here and simply educate you about me. I’m not a Liberal. I’m not even a Democrat. I don’t like Obama. I’m a regular commenter on Twitchy and the other regulars around here will get a laugh out of what you just said to me. You are so off the mark honey. Pack it in for the night, start off fresh tomorrow and pay attention to the world around you.

  • nc

    It’s true, Michelle. We may call you a lot of things, but libbie ain’t one of them. : )

  • Michelle

    Have no idea what you’re talking about Wally, I’m not a Liberal (you must be new here?). I said nothing pro or anti abortion, I simply pointed out that PP doesn’t use Fed money for abortions and they do in fact give breast exams. That’s a solid fact Wally, regardless of what happened to your friend (and I simply do not believe you, about your friend) PP doesn’t refer for breast exams. In fact, even a Family Dr. or General Practitioner performs breast exams. If takes about two mins to do it right there and it’s a physical exam. I invite you to do some research on google and learn for yourself that PP does breast exams. Just because you choose not to believe a fact, that doesn’t make it any less a fact.

    They do refer out for mammograms because they don’t own the equipment to do them. They do not refer for breast exams, and as I said – part of their services is to teach women how to do their own exams.

    Were you able to find sources on the accounting tricks PP plays? Seriously, I’d like to learn more about this and can’t find anything on the Internet about it. Source please?

  • Michelle

    Thank you nc. As you can imagine, I got a good laugh at being called a Liberal, Obama my Messiah and suggested I some him a fan worship letter. Wally West will figure it out.

  • nc

    I don’t know. She seems like an angry little thing.

    Update: Can I call ’em or what?

  • Michelle

    Well, there is always a lot of passion involved when abortion is the topic and I get that. But she did seem to go on the attack at me when she assumed I was a Liberal, so her anger was a bit misplaced there.

  • Michelle

    Re: your update – HILARIOUS! And yep, you can call ’em!

  • nc

    Back on the subject at hand, did you see the video I linked below? It seems like David Webb’s idea about PP creating two distinctly separate accounting systems for abortion services (non Federal Funds) and all other services would settle a lot of arguments on both sides.

  • Michelle

    I think he’s right – it would in theory settle the arguments. I imagine separate money is how they’re doing it now anyway, considering it’s the flipping law they cannot use federal money for abortions (and I’m not so cynical as to assume they’re lying about that). I have no problem with federal money being used by PP to provide healthcare services to low income women (and regardless of anyone’s view on abortion and PP, they do in fact provide health services). If separate accounting systems is what they need to prove their following the law, then they should do it.

  • Bathing Suit Area

    Uh oh, is Wally mad that people don’t want to go along with his made up smears?

  • Michelle

    Thank you sweetheart. By the way, “your’s” is not a word and it’s “better than” and not “better then.” I’m sorry that being corrected about a wrong assumption you made leaves you feeling the person is arrogant, but I understand. Have a nice night Wally.

  • Michelle

    Bwahaha even after it was explained to you I’m not a Liberal and it was confirmed for you by someone else, you’re still keeping this up? If you understood how Disqus worked, you could easily look at my history of comments to see for yourself how wrong you are thinking I’m a Liberal and that I believe Obama is my messiah. You’re whacked.

  • nc

    I don’t know about you, Michelle, but I’m just going to step back and let the two trolls have at it. And pass the popcorn.

  • Michelle

    Dude, even though you’re one of our pet Libs around here, this chick makes you look like enjoyable company. At least you offer reasonable arguments. This chick is just plain wacky.

  • Michelle

    Cutting my throat certainly seems like a more enjoyable activity than continuing to go round and around with a nutjob like you. You’ve gone from amusing to boring. Toodles.

  • Michelle

    I am dying laughing over here. Did this all really just happen? This whole exchange has been hilarious. I get called a Liberal, I try to set that straight, then you jump in the fray with me (thank you!), she goes apenuts wishing death on us both (did ya know you were my bitch boy?) and BAM out of nowhere, Bathing Suit Area, who usually attacks me, pops up to smackdown the troll attacking me. Fabulous comedy skit!

  • Michelle

    There are 17 legally owned guns in this house and a crapload of ammo, and I am very skilled at using them both with great accuracy. Michelle doesn’t fear for her life. That aside, grow up and get some help before someone gets it for you.

  • nc

    I know. I’m DYING here!

    She’s baaaack! Where are the moderators? This has gone on long enough.

  • Bathing Suit Area

    Wow, this escalated quickly.

  • Michelle

    I’m moving onto other things now Wally, but you keep going – trolling is fun and you should get it out of your system. And besides, although I find your mental instability amusing, the nature of your comments won’t be so amusing to Twitchy moderators and they will most likely delete all these comments once they arrive – this isn’t what Twitchy is for. I hope things get better for you!

  • Michelle

    The moderators will probably delete all these comments come morning, but we’ll still have the memory of this unreal exchange and the laughs we had. Thank you for keeping me company through it! Pretty damn funny when a Liberal hater has an absolute meltdown on you and me, and then Bathing Suit pipes in to defend. Fun stuff.

  • nc

    Back atcha, friend. Signing off.

  • Bathing Suit Area

    Yeah, that got real crazy, real quick. From the writing style, I’d pick it as a guy, though, probably about fifteen years old, at a guess.

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    And you have yet to prove that PP doesn’t use federal funds for abortions. All you’ve said is “It’s prohibited by Federal law,” which doesn’t mean PP is FOLLOWING the law.

    When you get proof PP is following the law, let me know.

  • nc

    Hi BSA, well, before it finally got tuckered out and ran away, it first deleted its avatar of a blond female, then closed its account I guess, because now it just shows “guest.” I agree it sounded like a teenage boy, but its original Disqus profile identified itself as “a girl” – dunno, obviously it has “issues.” Hope it seeks help.

  • nc

    You’re attacking the wrong person here. Back off. (Note: applies to this thread only)

  • Michelle

    That’s what I saw as well, it had a female avatar and in the account’s comment history, he/she said she was a female. What an epic meltdown. And oh look, I’m still alive this morning – I guess she got lost on the way to my house.

  • Michelle

    Mary – it was so out of nowhere and hilarious. nc and I were laughing so hard. You meet the nicest people late at night on the Internet! And thank you, I don’t always agree with people, but I do respect their opinions (unless they’re based on pure emotional and no facts). Have a great day!

  • nc

    Rookie mistake. Big upvote for the apology. No problem. Keep posting!

  • Michelle

    Mary – it’s all good. “Guest” who was “Wally” before the account was deleted is the one who went nuts. Bathing Suit Area is a Liberal, but at least he doesn’t go insane or personally attack when he writes opposing opinions around here. And that’s part of what made this whole exchange even more funny – Bathing Suit usually comes after me, but he stepped up and went after the nutcase.

  • nc

    Oh yeah, totally understandable. BSA ticks us off all the time. It’s funny that you made the mistake on the one thread where he was actually sticking up for us. Too funny!

    Was it a full moon last night?

  • nc

    Hi Michelle, glad to see you “survived” the night. Wackopuss claimed you had only five hours left. Poor demented soul. Sure hope he/she/whatever gets help before h/s/w hurts itself.

  • Bathing Suit Area

    While we obviously disagree a lot about PP’s role and value, I was glad to see you sticking up for the facts of the matter on their federal funding.

  • Michelle

    Give it a rest Thomas. You don’t have any proof they’re breaking the law and you have yourself convinced they are breaking the law just because you so passionately dislike them. But stop trying to justify your belief that they’re breaking the law just because there isn’t any proof they are not when you also have no proof they are. You are the person who first commented that PP says it doesn’t get Federal funds and were had that wrong. You also said they don’t do breast exams, you got that one wrong too. The discussion is over Thomas – you have your opinion and I have mine, let’s leave it at that.

  • http://google.com/ obadiahlynch

    Or you could try showing a shred of evidence that they Aren’t ..

  • Michelle

    I’m alive!

  • nc

    Well, you know, my son, who’s really into online gaming (don’t ask) used to sometimes use a female avatar when he would play. And trust me, no one would ever mistake him for a girl in real life. When I asked him why, he said, just to mess with people’s heads.

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  • Michelle

    That article is totally unrelated to the discussion and makes no mention of how they use Federal funds. But thanks for trying.

  • nc

    Michelle, the Moderators finally arrived (don’t know what took them so long) and they predictably took out Wackopuss. But they took out Newbie Mary too! Wonder why?

  • nc

    Michelle, the Moderators finally arrived (don’t know what took them so long) and they predictably took out Wackopuss. But they took out Newbie Mary too! Wonder why?

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General
  • http://google.com/ obadiahlynch

    A post from the terrorists over at ‘life news’ is not evidence of anything and I suspect you know it.

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    So, you refuse to look at facts.

    I accept your surrender.

  • Michelle

    We don’t disagree at all 😉 And I always stick up for facts.

  • http://google.com/ obadiahlynch

    That’s an old Usenet trick — declare victory when you haven’t won anything.
    You made an outrageous claim. You were asked for evidence. You posted something from a terrorist blog. That’s not evidence.
    PP is getting money to sign people up for insurance. Just like many other agencies. Everything else in this article is silliness.