By Roma Blackham, Marketing —
Corruption can weave its way into our societies, and when it does, it’s sometimes hard to believe we never saw it happening. It has recently come to light that corruption has found its way into Planned Parenthood, a government funded organization meant to provide reproductive health services. Certain branches of Planned Parenthood in the state of Washington have been committing tax fraud, robbing taxpayers of their hard earned money.
Planned Parenthood helps to distribute contraceptives to women, and when it does this, the organization can file a claim to be reimbursed by the government. However, Jonathan Bloedow is currently claiming that Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest filed 25,000 false claims for contraceptives. In making false claims, this Planned Parenthood clinic received extra money from the government, and consequently also betrayed the public’s trust.
Sadly, the Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest is not the only clinic where corruption has infiltrated. There have been several cases where different branches of Planned Parenthood have committed fraud. Iowa’s Storm Lake and LeMars Planned Parenthood clinics committed Medicaid fraud when they also sought illegal reimbursements. They filed claims for services already paid for and for extra birth control pills. They even changed numbers in order to get more money. The Houston Planned Parenthood committed a similar fraud. Also recently, Planned Parenthood was accused of violating federal privacy laws in its baby body parts trade. These cases show how widespread corruption can become when left unchecked.
Rooting Out Corruption
Corruption within organizations that are meant for good are tragic and avoidable. Corruption is often a result of greed and selfishness, and it all too often hurts innocent people. In most of these cases, honest taxpayers were hurt. EyeDetect helps fight corruption. Easy to use, inexpensive, and non-intrusive, EyeDetect is ideal for the workplace. EyeDetect may be an ideal solution for rooting out corruption in organizations and companies given that employees and prospective employees can each be screened in only 30 minutes.
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