Planned Parenthood executive pay may shock you

Planned Parenthood executive pay may shock you

Newly released non-profit reporting reveals a pay grade shockingly high for 56 Planned Parenthood affiliates around the country, at least according to some standards. The average pay for CEOs is $237,999 a year, according to a recent report by One News Now. With the majority of the non-profit's funding coming from the government, those numbers are high, according to most standards. 

According to the report, published by One News Now, six of those CEOs earn more than $400,000 a year, and one over a half million dollars. Planned Parenthood's national CEO makes $957,952 per year according to recent filings. 

One News Now states, "Every year, the federal government pumps well over a half-billion tax dollars into the non-profit organization – and it has sported annual profits, one year exceeding $50 million. Meantime, Planned Parenthood generates a sizeable amount of money from well over 300,000 abortions per year. That says that basically $52 from every abortion is paid to these top executives"

The new health care bill to take the place of Obamacare would prohibit for a year any funding to Planned Parenthood and restrict abortion access in covered plans on the health exchange.

The legislation, which would replace much of former President Barack Obama's health law, was approved by two House committees on Thursday. Republicans are hoping to move quickly to pass it, despite unified opposition from Democrats, criticism from some conservatives who don't think it goes far enough and several health groups who fear millions of Americans would lose coverage and benefits.

Under Obama's health law, health plans on the exchange can cover elective abortions, but they must collect a separate premium to pay for them so it's clear that no federal funds are used. The GOP bill would go further, prohibiting the use of new federal tax credits to purchase any plan that covers abortions.

That could make it more difficult for women covered under the federal exchange to find a plan that covers abortions at all, because many companies may just drop the abortion coverage if it disqualifies the entire plan from the tax credits.

AP content contributed to second half of this article

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