The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services secretly paid out over a billion dollars in improper hospital claims earlier last month, despite auditors labeling them unnecessary previously.
More than a quarter-million refugees are on food stamps, according to a memorandum to the Senate Judiciary Committee from the Congressional Research Service (CRS).
The insurance industry’s losses through President Obama’s health care law cannot be recouped with a bailout unless the U.S. Congress approves it, according to a release from the Government Accountability Office.
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.