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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

$72 Million will buy you a lot of health care

And technically speaking, I guess it did buy a lot of health care.  But it went to people who had no business using that money.

An estimated $72 million in Medicaid payments were made to potentially ineligible beneficiaries in Kentucky, according to an audit from the agency's inspector general. 
The audit found the state agency in Kentucky did not always determine eligibility status for Medicaid benefits in line with federal and state requirements and that the agency did not keep paperwork noting it verified citizenship status.
Ever driven around Kentucky?  That $72 mil could do a lot of good, if it actually went to the people it was supposed to go to.

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