Category: Medicaid

Medicaid fraud amnesty program in wake of Lakewood arrests starts Tuesday

A 90-day state pilot program that allows Ocean County residents who either purposely or inadvertently received unwarranted Medicaid benefits a chance to withdraw from the program and avoid criminal prosecution starts on Tuesday. The program, launched by the Office of Read More

Telling It Straight: Shame On These Cowards!

Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — Let’s tell it like it is. The entrenched Republicans in the U. S. Senate are in the process of making fools of themselves. And the biggest culprits are the Futile Four who Read More

States Scramble To Expand Obamacare After GOP Flop

States are toying with the idea of expanding Medicaid programs under Obamacare, after President Donald Trump and Republican leadership failed to pass health care reform last Friday. Former President Barack Obama’s health care legislation was essentially a giant expansion of Read More

Debate on Obamacare Repeal Centers on Medicaid. Here’s How States That Expanded It Are Doing.

As lawmakers begin to debate a GOP bill to replace Obamacare, both Republicans and Democrats say they worry that Americans who gained health insurance under the health care law will lose the coverage once Congress repeals it. For many, that Read More

Feds Catch 1,564 Fraudsters Who Stole $1.9 Billion From Medicaid

Nearly 1,600 fraudsters were caught stealing $1.9 billion from Medicaid in 2016, a government watchdog reported Monday. State-run Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCU) investigated and prosecuted the criminals defrauding Medicaid. The Department of Health and Human Development’s Inspector General (IG) Read More

Mnuchin: Zero Cuts To Entitlements In New Budget

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin promised Sunday that President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal will not include cuts to major entitlement programs, like Social Security and Medicare. If Mnuchin’s comments are correct, the president would be making good on his campaign Read More

Shut up, Frank. You’re an idiot.

I try to remain civil about these things, Save Jerseyans, and avoid direct name-calling whenever possible, but when a career politician would prefer to keep lying to the people — and hurting consumers — in order to protect his legacy, Read More

Prison Inmates Are Getting Millions In Improper Medicare Benefits

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) officials paid nearly $35 million in benefits to prison inmates in 2013 and 2014, a pattern that will likely continue, according to a new Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (IG) Read More