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Ben Szalinski
SEPTEMBER 9, 2019


An audit by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Inspector General, or OIG, found Illinois spent $4.6 million on Medicaid coverage for dead people.

From October 2015 to September 2017, Illinois made 84 insurance payments for 80 deceased individuals that the state did not recover, according to OIG’s audit. The state now owes the federal government $3.2 million – the portion of the $4.6 million Illinois received from the federal health department.

State officials blamed the errors on a “technical flaw,” according to the Chicago Tribune, and said the state failed to enter the individuals’ death dates into the system.

OIG’s Illinois audit comes following similar reports revealing that other states’ Medicaid programs also made insurance payments on behalf of dead people. The OIG report recommends Illinois add dates of death to the records of deceased beneficiaries previously marked in the system as “inactive.” The state accepted all OIG’s recommendations, according to the report.

This is not the first time Illinois made Medicaid payments on behalf of dead people: Illinois spent $16 million on Medicaid coverage for 3,961 dead people between 2013 and 2014, according to previous audits.

In 2015, former Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill into law requiring the Illinois Department of Human Services to cross check recipient names with death records kept by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Illinois also spent $2.2 million on pension benefits for 1,000 dead people from 2010 to 2014.

At the same time the state was making Medicaid payments for dead people, many other Illinoisans have died waiting in line for care. Since the state expanded Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act in 2013 – which relaxed means testing requirements for able-bodied adults aged 19 to 64 – 823 Illinoisans have died while on Medicaid’s waiting list.

Despite lawmakers’ efforts to improve the system and years of reports detailing millions of mismanaged tax dollars, Illinois has struggled to resolve these inefficiencies. As the state grapples with a $3.2 billion structural deficit, it has continued to squander millions in scarce health care dollars.

State lawmakers must work to ensure Medicaid funds are spent appropriately and benefit those truly in need. Given Illinois’ dire fiscal condition, neither taxpayers nor those who rely on Medicaid can afford more bureaucratic errors.




https://www.illinoispolicy.org/audit-finds-illinois-spent-4-6m-on-medicare-coverage-for-dead-people/
 

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In Illinois, dead people not only can vote, but can get free medical care

Thomas Lifson
September 14, 2019


Illinois clearly is the pioneer in the not yet existent deceased rights movement, which I have heard is having trouble with turnout for its rallies. But if the dead ever do rise from their graves in a zombie apocalypse, as so often dramatized on cable television, they will no doubt demand that other states follow the lead of Illinois.

Illinois Policy reveals that the state has spent $4.6 million on Medicaid for dead people:

An audit by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Office of Inspector General, or OIG, found Illinois spent $4.6 million on Medicaid coverage for dead people.

From October 2015 to September 2017, Illinois made 84 insurance payments for 80 deceased individuals that the state did not recover, according to OIG's audit. The state now owes the federal government $3.2 million – the portion of the $4.6 million Illinois received from the federal health department.

State officials blamed the errors on a "technical flaw," according to the Chicago Tribune, and said the state failed to enter the individuals' death dates into the system.​

I wonder if "Technical Flaw" has any siblings, cousins, or children on the public payroll? This being Illinois, I wouldn't rule it out.




https://www.americanthinker.com/blo...only_can_vote_they_get_free_medical_care.html
 
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Yeah, sorry, the democrats up there were just trying to revive most of their voters, for the post election ballot verification . . .
 

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So, just WHO got the payments? Doctors, "insured people"? Where did the money actually go?

This yet another reason for governments to get out of social programs like this.
 

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So, just WHO got the payments? Doctors, "insured people"? Where did the money actually go?

This yet another reason for governments to get out of social programs like this.
I wonder if "Technical Flaw" has any siblings, cousins, or children on the public payroll? This being Illinois, I wouldn't rule it out.
 
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