Oregon now owes the federal government at least $74 million for spending Medicaid dollars on hundreds of ineligible people, some of whom are no longer alive. The worst part? Governor Brown claims she had no clue her own agencies are…
It took a whistleblower at the Oregon Health Authority to alert the Secretary of State that OHA was breaking Medicaid eligibility rules, giving thousands of Oregonians who didn’t deserve it free health insurance.
State Government incompetence strikes again as the Oregon Health Authority falls behind on verifying the eligibility of Medicaid recipients. The price tag? At least $4.3 million that OHA has to pay outside consulting firms to help them catch up.
Governor Brown’s Administration has been giving free health care to 55,000 people who are ineligible to receive Medicaid. Costing an average of $430 per month per recipient, that’s over $283 million of your tax dollars wasted.