Medicaid Fraud Robs Resources from the Truly Needy

Jacob Chalkey needs a life saving seizure medication to survive, but the cost of Medicaid fraud in Illinois led the state to cutting off payment for his medication.

In just one year, audits that were authorized with bi-partisan approval found over 300,000 ineligible enrollees in their Medicaid system. In the second year, the audit removed another 400,000 ineligible enrollees. Among these were 8,000 deceased on the rolls. All totaled, ineligible enrollees were siphoning off $350 million in funds every single year. These are necessary funds needed for people like Jacob Chalkey.

Watch Jacob’s story and ask yourself why any legislator wouldn’t want to audit their Medicaid rolls to save taxpayers billions and more importantly, preserve resources for the truly needy.