Medicaid Still Paying for Dead People

I found this amusing:

Illinois spent $4.6 million covering deceased Medicaid managed care beneficiaries from October 2015 through September 2017, the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services found.

The state did not recover payments made to private insurers administering Medicaid benefits in Illinois, according to the report released last month. Medicaid managed care is the joint state and federal health insurance system for low-income people.

As the title of this blog entry eludes to, this is not new for the government. They paid $600K in Wisconsin.

These are two states wasting over $5 million just on DEAD PEOPLE!!! I am sure they have done this in each state. And remember, this doesn’t include fraudulent payments that they have made.

Tell me again why the government should be in charge of healthcare?

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