while back, I posted about a nutty thing Eric Keroack said: id="a026724"
SEX is really MODERN GERM WARFARE…
I was not the only one criticizing him; a total of
ScienceBloggers wrote about it. The reason was that
Bush appointed Keroack to head the family-planning programs at the
Department of Health and Human Services. As someone who
thinks birth control is immoral, he clearly was not at all suited to
Now we find that he has resigned. But it was not under
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status of ex-HHS head eyed
State probes case a few years old
Alan Wirzbicki, Globe Correspondent
March 31, 2007
— Dr. Eric Keroack, the Massachusetts physician who resigned
unexpectedly this week from a top federal family planning position
after only 4 1/2 months on the job, is under investigation by state
Medicaid authorities in connection with his private medical practice,
state officials said yesterday.
A spokesman for the Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services,
Juan Martinez, confirmed the agency had a “pending matter against the
doctor” that “dates back a few years,” but declined to offer details
because the process has not been completed. Most of the department’s
investigations involve fraudulent Medicaid claims.
According to the statement issued yesterday by the office, it was
investigating a matter “pertaining to Dr. Keroack’s status as a
Keroack, a former Marblehead obstetrician-gynecologist, was appointed
to the job in November amid heavy criticism from abortion rights groups
for his outspoken opposition to abortion and his connection to
crisis-pregnancy centers that show ultrasound images of fetuses to
pregnant women in an effort to dissuade them from having abortions.
The government office that Keroack headed until Thursday, the office of
Population Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services,
oversees a $283 million annual budget devoted to providing
contraceptives, treatment for sexually-transmitted diseases, and cancer
screening to low-income individuals…
Yes, he is innocent until proven guilty. We do not know if he
actually defrauded Medicaid. But at least he’s out.