Politicians wonder why we want accountability for our money, well when a state pays $12 million to DEAD PEOPLE, it does raise a few flags.
According to this report, the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo. Auditors identified overpayments for services to roughly 2,900 people after the date of their deaths.
This is just one state and one program. Just imagine this happening in 50 states and with multiple government-run programs and you begin to get a glimpse of the picture.
Here is a report from CNN:
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services doled out $23 million in benefits to 17,403 deceased beneficiaries in 2011, a new inspector general’s audit. The audit was done by cross-referencing Medicare recipients with Social Security death records from 2009 to 2011.
But it gets worse, as at least these deceased were citizens. As seen here, the Fed is not averse to paying those here illegally.
Another $29 million in Medicare benefits went to recipients who were living in the United States illegally, according to a separate audit from 2009 to 2011, also issued this week.
I’m sure the Left can justify the payments. After all, these same people voted for Obama and other Democrats in the last election.