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Feds Spent $26.2 Million On Medicare
Advantage For Illegal Immigrants

Daily Caller, by Caroline May

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Posted By:MissMolly, 4/26/2014 5:25:01 AM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has improperly paid millions of dollars to Medicare Advantage organizations on behalf of illegal immigrants. In a new report released Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) revealed that for calendar years 2010 through 2012, CMS provided $26.2 million in improper payments to Medicare Advantage organizations for 1,600 “unlawfully present beneficiaries” — or nearly $16,375 per illegal immigrant. According to the OIG, CMS did not have policies in place to notify the Medicare Advantage organizations about the legality of potential beneficiaries. Without such data, illegal immigrants were able to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Puffy1, 4/26/2014 5:34:03 AM     (No. 9825184)

This is an outrage...and our Vets are dying from not receiving the care they deserve. Heads must roll for this outrage.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: judy, 4/26/2014 6:03:20 AM     (No. 9825191)

Does Boehner approve? The house approves all $$$$.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 4/26/2014 6:29:25 AM     (No. 9825208)

Another "act of love": Take money out of my pocket, and give to someone whose only qualification is the ability to sneak under a fence.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: fishbone, 4/26/2014 10:39:43 AM     (No. 9825508)

I wonder how much the total would be if they added in all the ER visits.

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