Lipinski Calls on Federal Agency to Reverse Decision Preventing Bipartisan Medicaid Reforms that Will Save Taxpayer Dollars (July 18, 2011)
Today, Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) called on the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to reconsider its decision to prevent implementation of bipartisan Illinois reforms that would stop Medicaid fraud. These reforms would save taxpayer dollars and strengthen Medicaid by ensuring only eligible individuals are accepted into the program.
“At a time when everyone is searching for ways to reduce budget deficits, preventing Medicaid fraud is something we should all be able to agree on,” Congressman Lipinski said. “These reforms passed the Illinois General Assembly with overwhelming support from members of both parties and were signed by Gov. Pat Quinn. They represent a commonsense approach to stopping fraud without erecting unfair barriers to access for those in need of help. CMS should reconsider its decision and help Illinois to save taxpayer money and ensure Medicaid’s financial viability going forward.”
(July 18, 2011)
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