Medicaid Fraud Is Flying Under Insurers’ Radar

Governing By: Chad Terhune Despite receiving billions of dollars in taxpayer money, Medicaid insurers are lax in ferreting out fraud and neglect to tell states about unscrupulous medical providers, according to a federal report released Thursday. … Andy Schneider, a former federal health official and now a research professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families, […]

States Weigh Extending Medicaid for Beneficiaries Who Work

CQ By: Misty Williams States seeking to require people on Medicaid to work are proposing to temporarily extend coverage for those who get jobs but end up earning too much money to qualify for the program. … A study released earlier this year estimated 8,700 low-income parents and caregivers in Alabama could be kicked off Medicaid […]

Work requirements to qualify for government aid: How well does it work?

Catholic News Service By: Mark Pattison Ever since the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 — longhand for “welfare reform” — became law, the federal government has imposed work requirements for adults receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families money. … Andy Schneider, a research professor at the Center for Children and Families in Georgetown […]