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Story to make your blood boil.
More evidence of over the top waste from our federal government a federal audit of fraud in Medicare identified twenty million dollars in overpayments so.
That's money we found so they spent.
Over a hundred billion dollars of taxpayer money getting that twenty million back.
What about that -- -- I guess -- now we're fighting fraud with waste.
With more analysis -- next health policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation -- what do you make of this.
But a little ironic isn't it that we're talking about saving money for taxpayers -- instead we just -- even more of it.
-- I don't really think that this is a big surprise.
This is just another piece of evidence that these programs not just Medicaid -- Medicare as well.
And our broken and that we need to be looking over -- reforms.
The problems really at the core of these programs not just focusing on ways -- abuse this this -- -- that we hear from congress timing again that we need to focus signed and they clearly are incapable of tackling the problem well hold -- issue Medicare and renegade rolled in together sixty billion dollars apparently a year believe that are not.
And it's Obama care seems to me is only gonna make it worse what's your analysis of that.
That's right well Donna -- going increase federal spending and one of the ways that it's going to did eyes through an expansion of the Medicaid program.
Alex you're talking about with waste fraud and abuse.
At this program -- party unaffordable to this stage especially and to federal tax payers and -- tackling the problems that it RD space saying about a -- -- -- twenty million more Americans to that problem.
To the program which is just going to exacerbate its existing issues.
We have states are already -- as you're saying -- struggling to come up with the money they need for Medicaid Georgia just saying hey you know we're short 300 million dollars.
I didn't tell you how -- -- his state could get caught in the middle of this stuff.
How how what's a possible solution for this Catherine.
I -- we are fed -- isolation ends and the first and foremost thing that we need to deal with Medicaid.
Is repeal Obama -- care.
-- -- -- make the problem worse George as Wednesday as they just came out this weekend said they're facing a 300 million dollar shortfall next year.
And if you think that's -- we haven't seen anything at times that we need to repeal obamacare person -- Catherine thanks for coming on tonight we appreciate your time.
Thanks for having me.
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