Maine Medicaid Investigation

Maine Medicaid Investigation

August 11, 2011 Posted by Maine Heritage Policy Center - 15 Comments

Below is a video you have to see to believe.

A guy walks into a Biddeford, Maine Department of Health and Human Services office, and asks about getting taxpayer-funded government health care. He confesses that he runs a “pharmaceutical imports” business that is operated in international waters, and takes only cash and “precious metals” as pay, keeping no records. He also mentions that he owns a Corvette.

The response of the DHHS worker has to be seen to believed.

DHHS Worker: “They’re going to ask if you have income. You don’t have to go into details. You don’t have a paycheck, you don’t file taxes, you have no income.”

You can read the full transcript of the conversation here.

Check out the business card and picture of boat “Ted” showed to DHHS worker.

This video is shocking proof that there is a very real possibility that welfare and Medicaid fraud are taking place here in Maine.

Last fall, MHPC rolled out a major campaign focused on the dependency problem in Maine. Our Fix the System campaign highlighted that our vast welfare system is vulnerable to fraud, waste and inefficiencies and this video shows that those concerns are real and present problems in our state.

We have to reform our welfare system, and we have to do it now.

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