Obama’s Medicaid Audit Program Costs $102M, Recovers $19M

Another Key Component Of The Healthcare Takeover Act Fails

An audit program that the Obama administration promised would combat Medicaid fraud has cost taxpayers about $102 million since 2008 while identifying less than $20 million in overpayments, according to a report released by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office on Thursday.  This was covered in the Los Angeles Times.

This admission of failure to deliver results is important because projected savings from “eliminating waste and fraud” was a key promise made by Obama, Pelosi and Reid in claiming that their national healthcare takeover law would not cost the government any money.

This situation is yet another example of how the promises made by the government in order to obtain passage of the healthcare takeover act are not being kept.

In one stunning admission, a government bureaucrat said, “In many ways, these programs resemble a funnel through which significant federal and state resources are being poured in and limited results are trickling out,” ( This confession was made by Ann Maxwell of the Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general’s office).

Tim Colling
Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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