Fact Sheet: Government Funding Sources for Planned Parenthood (2013-2015)
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According to a data point in Planned Parenthood’s annual report for 2016-2017, the organization received $543.7 million in funds from all levels of government in that fiscal year. These funds are largely from the U.S. government and primarily from the Medicaid program, which is the primary federal-state program paying for direct medical services to the poor, defined for most purposes as individuals and families with incomes at or below 138% of the federal poverty line (FPL).
After Medicaid, the Title X federal family planning program is the second highest government funding stream for Planned Parenthood. In addition, a variety of other federal programs, featuring grants, contracts, and other reimbursement schemes, provide tax dollars to Planned Parenthood. A Government Accountability Office report released in March 2018 provides a list of the federal programs that provide such funding and allows construction of a table of amounts and rough percentages each conduit provides out of the national total.
From 2013 to 2015, Planned Parenthood spent a total of $1.5 billion in federal program funds, including combined federal and state funds under federal programs. Of this total, Planned Parenthood received $1.2 billion in reimbursements from Medicaid, and the remaining $289 million came from various programs under the Department of Health and Human Services as well as the departments of Agriculture, Education, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, and Justice.
 This information can be found in Enclosure V of the GAO report. The report is in the form of a letter response to Members of Congress; its subject line is “Health Care Funding: Federal Obligations to and Expenditures by Selected Organizations Involved in Health-Related Activities, Fiscal Years 2013-2015”; the report covers Federally Qualified Health Centers and three organizations including the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its affiliates (Government Accountability Office, GAO-18-204R Federal Funds for Selected Organizations, March 8, 2018) at https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/690490.pdf
 CLI’s fact sheet on government funding sources of International Planned Parenthood Federation and Marie Stopes International is also available online here: https://lozierinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Gvmt-Funding-Internatl-Abortion-Orgs.pdf
 See Table 3 of the GAO report, pg. 6.
 Each insurance program includes state funds; this federal component shown is overstated.