Theodore's World: Medicare Paid Out $91.6 Million To Claims Made By Illegal Immigrants

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January 25, 2013

Medicare Paid Out $91.6 Million To Claims Made By Illegal Immigrants


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.

And Medicare lacks the tools to get the money back.

Nearly 3,000 illegal immigrants made thousands of claims resulting in $91.6 million in services improperly covered by Medicare during the three-year period studied in the report.

Wild Thing's comment.................

This is so sickening, our tax dollars paying for this.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 25, 2013 12:40 AM


Illegals and criminals get the healthcare our seniors paid for and can't receive. Chickens have finally come home to roost for seniors. For years they've supported Democrats thinking it was the Democrats who were going to protect the benefits they paid for. Now that their old and with not many years left, the Democrats have thrown them under the bus in favor of their next large voting block; illegals from Hispanic countries.

Posted by: BobF at January 25, 2013 07:42 AM