Biden Announces Initiative to Cut Medicaid Waste

Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 12:43 PM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has a new initiative to fight waste in Medicaid that he says should save taxpayers $2 billion.

The program would help states find and recover improper payments made to health care providers under Medicaid, the federal-state health care program for the poor.

Biden convened a Cabinet meeting Wednesday to discuss that initiative and others aimed at reducing waste at federal agencies, including a new effort that would seek to limit improper unemployment insurance payments.

Biden says that in some cases dead people are getting unemployment insurance.

The Health and Human Services department says taxpayers will save an estimated $2.1 billion over five years under the new Medicaid audit program, and $900 million will be returned to states.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Boehner's Christmas Carol Celebrates a GOP Congress

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 23:15 PM

Republican House Speaker John Boehner put his own political spin on "a Christmas reading" on his YouTube page Thursday,  . . .

Dershowitz: Hollywood Should Have Followed Rushdie Example

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 22:29 PM

Hollywood should have rallied around Sony Pictures and released "The Interview" jointly online, says Harvard law profess . . .

Army Pulls ROTC Job Posting Requiring Christian Candidates

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 22:18 PM

The Army has pulled a job posting at an Illinois religious college that required leaders of its ROTC program to be Chris . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved