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NY State Steals $15 Billion From Medicare/Medicaid program

by James Denison / September 21, 2012 7:08 AM PDT
New York State got caught with their hands deep in the Federal cookie jar. This will be the type of activity I expect to see more and more as Socialized Medicine begins to kick in, unless we can do away with ObamaCare.

"A congressional oversight committee on Thursday accused New York of
overbilling Medicaid by billions of dollars by inflating reimbursement
payments to its state-run institutions for the mentally disabled.
In a scathing report, the Republican-led House Oversight
and Government Reform Committee said New York overcharged taxpayers by
$15 billion since 1990.
In 2011, New York charged a per-diem rate of $5,118 for
residents of the institutions, a network of 11 centers that now house
about 1,300 people with severe developmental disabilities. Over the
course of a year, Medicaid spends $1.9 million for every resident, or
$2.5 billion in total—with half coming from the federal government. But
the cost of running the institutions is only a quarter of that amount.
The report said New York took advantage of a complex
formula and kept federal officials in the dark for years. It also
faulted the federal agency that oversees Medicaid for waiting years
before investigating after becoming aware of the high payments.
"This is intentional fraud," said Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, a Republican committee member.
The committee's report said Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration refused to cooperate with the investigation. "
(more at article)
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RE: unless we can do away with ObamaCare.
by JP Bill / September 21, 2012 8:01 AM PDT

I thought you didn't have it yet?

Going on since 1990 and you haven't stopped it yet? 22 years? You're just discovering it? Get on the ball!!!!

BUT you can predict the future?

You can't even discover the past.

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by James Denison / September 21, 2012 8:34 AM PDT

There's been a long time of complaints about abuses of the Medicaid system.
The future will have the same in greater numbers under ObamaCare.
Medicaid was not and is not ObamaCare, not yet anyway.

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