Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Medicaid Fraud Exposed

An Unsustainable Path warns of the dangerous trajectory of Kentucky's Medicaid spending. Now, we have a look at some of the deeper problems with the Medicaid program.

New alarming investigative videos by James O'Keefe show rampant fraud in Medicaid departments across the country. So far, he's released two videos exposing corrupt practices in Ohio, North Carolina and South Carolina. Medicaid offices don't blink an eye at offering applications and acceptance to applicants posed as self-proclaimed drug dealers and terrorists.

You can watch the two videos below to see exactly what is wrong with this system:

Is this what Medicaid was really intended to do? As spending levels continue to increase and the nation is on the brink of fiscal disaster, states and the federal government must closely examine Medicaid programs and staff practices. This corrupt behavior is one thing we should all be able to agree to cut.

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