The federal Obamacare marketplace was unable to verify nearly 3 million irregularities in the applications for enrollment, according to a new audit by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
The federal government paid out $14.4 billion in fraudulent reimbursements through Medicaid last year, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) highlighted a recent GAO report on the lack of oversight within Medicaid’s managed care organizations (MCOs) delivery system, which accounts for roughly $4 billion in waste each year.
My must read of the day is “The Hidden Failure’s of Obama’s Health Care Overhaul,” in Roll Call.
Some states are experiencing backlogs of Medicaid applications due to technical issues with the HealthCare.gov website and might be punished with decreased federal funding as a result.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R.) on Monday touted his state’s alternative, private version of Medicaid during a speech on healthcare reform at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.
My must read of the day is “Obamacare Is Helping People Via Medicaid—Except In States Where Officials Are Fighting It,” by Jonathan Cohn, in the New Republic.
The Department of Health and Human Services added a high-dollar Democratic donor to its list of most-wanted fugitives on Friday in connection with a widespread scheme of alleged Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
President Barack Obama spoke glowingly of Obamacare during his State of the Union address to Congress. However, on closer examination, many of the president’s statements on the Affordable Care Act turn out to be misleading and lacking context. Here are five of the president’s most important points on health care, along with explanations of the greater context.