Illinois Paying Millions In Medicaid Premiums For Dead People | The Daily Caller:
"Illinois paid $12 million in Medicaid benefits in the past two years for people who were already dead, according to a state audit.
A financial audit of the Illinois Department of Health and Family Services found that Illinois has 8,232 dead people still on Medicaid rolls receiving benefits.
The state has been paying monthly premiums, at the cost of close to $7 million, for 561 people who have been dead an average of two years before they were ever signed up for the Medicaid program, the Chicago Sun Times reports.
“A person was dead for 663 days and then they were signed up for Managed Care,” Auditor General Bill Holland told the Sun Times.
“They need to improve their system to ensure the death dates for current enrollees, and just to ensure that people who were deceased were not enrolled.”"
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