We taxpayers have spent more than $100 million since 2008 on a program that is supposed to detect Medicaid fraud — estimated at $60 billion a year. But guess what? Bureaucratic bungling has – yet again – turned the program into nothing more than busy work for federal bureaucrats.
The National Medicaid Audit Program used incomplete federal data to conduct 1,550 audits, and apparently because of that, the majority of the audits failed to find any fraud, the GAO said at a Senate hearing.
Yet fraud in Medicare and Medicaid, the federal government’s health insurance programs for elderly, disabled and low-income Americans, continues to cost taxpayers an estimated $60 billion a year, the Justice Department says.
Despite this example, and many others, the mantra from the Left continues to be that we must spend more money on programs, we must raise taxes, we must expand government’s intrusive tentacles.
Bologna. We must limit government, we must cut spending, we must fire incompetent taxpayer-funded employees.
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