Auditor General Jack Wagner has a new finding that $3.3 million was spend on Medicaid benefits for those inelligible (HT Tony Phyrillas). That $3.3 million figure (on 1,648 errors) came after analyzing only 2% of the total Medicaid caseload – meaning the total error level for the state was likely hundreds of millions of dollars.
What is the punishment for such wasteful spending? Mostly likely a bailout from federal taxpayers awarding more money for state Medicaid spending.
Here is the Commonwealth Foundation’s recent report outlining reforms needed in the Medicaid system.