Saturday, February 28, 2015

GAO: Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Health Administration at High Risk for Waste, Fraud, Abuse

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published its annual update of federal programs “that it identifies as high risk due to their greater vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement…”

Healthcare programs feature high on the list. Medicare, the entitlement program for seniors, and Medicaid, the joint state federal welfare program for low-income households, are longstanding members of the list; and the GAO notes that legislation will be required to fix them.

Read the entire column at NCPA's Health Policy Blog.

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