Medicaid Made $14.4 Billion Improper Payments Last Year

Marilyn Tavenner

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.

Ellison’s Must Read of the Day

Ellison Barber

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.