Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Rep. Hill Votes to Reduce Medicaid Fraud

WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3716, the Ensuring Terminated Providers are Removed from Medicaid and CHIP, by a bipartisan vote of 406-0. H.R. 3716 is projected to save taxpayers $28 million by reducing avenues for bad actors to defraud Medicaid. It would also increase access to physicians, making vulnerable Medicaid patients less reliant on emergency rooms for health care.

Following passage of the bill, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement:

“The biggest fiscal challenge for American taxpayers comes from our mandatory spending obligations. As the federal deficit continues its ascension towards $20 trillion, Congress needs to reform these programs so that they can become more cost-effective and sustainable while remaining beneficial to their recipients. Any measure that saves the taxpayers money—no matter how small, is a significant step in the right direction. I am committed to continuing the good work of the House in modernizing our mandatory federal programs, so that they not only better serve their recipients, but they also become a better investment for hardworking taxpayers.”

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