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January 24, 2013 - 9:11 pm

Comforting.

Illegal immigrants and prison inmates received more than $120 million in Medicare services from 2009-2011 despite federal law that makes them ineligible for the program, according to two new reports from the HHS inspector general.

The issue, according to the reports, is timing. When Medicare is alerted that someone is incarcerated or undocumented, its contractors help prevent payments from going out the door. But often, Medicare’s databases aren’t up to date, and improper payments go out.

Best part? There’s no internal procedure in place to recoup the money.

This is just today’s story, of course. Medicare has been riddled with tales like this since its inception. Waste and fraud have always managed to make the actual cost of the program far exceed projections, as is usually the case with federal “help”.

Yay, government health care!

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.
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