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It appears so. The taxpayers of Massachusetts have been unknowingly paying for improper spending of their welfare benefits that may very well include paying for dances at strip clubs. An investigation by WWLP, found that “Massachusetts welfare recipients took out more than $236-million in cash in one year.” The station went through more than one million EBT withdrawals at ATMs...[ read more ]

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Two key legislators and a broad coalition of representatives in Tennessee are fed up with the rampant welfare fraud in the Volunteer state. They’ve submitted legislation to protect those who truly need the support from the thieves and fraudsters that seek to take from the most vulnerable. Senators Kerry Roberts and Representative Dan Howell, have filed the “Act to Restore...[ read more ]

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A report by Minnesota’s Office of the Legislative Auditor released last month, found that more than 80,000 Minnesotans were enrolled in Medicaid, and the state’s Obamacare exchange even though they were ineligible for the services. That incredible number of ineligible enrollees cost Minnesota taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. The problems apparently stem from “miscommunication and poor training at the...[ read more ]

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The Obama administration is still unable to track billions of dollars earmarked for the president’s signature health care law. We’ve seen waste, fraud, abuse and outright mismanagement of Obamacare and now, it gets worse. “The Obama administration wasn’t able to ensure that all tax-credit payments made to insurers under the health law in 2014 were on behalf of consumers who...[ read more ]

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Jason Banta, a man from Show Low Arizona, has been convicted of “fraudulent schemes and unlawful use of food stamps,” for using his food stamp money to get illegal drugs. The state’s Department of Economic Security “received a tip that Banta was trading his food stamps for heroin and conducted an investigation.” “Theft of food stamp benefits is a crime....[ read more ]

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A new report by the Maine Center for Public Interest includes some shocking revelations about what some of Maine’s public assistance recipients may be spending taxpayer money on. “Maine residents on public assistance have spent hundreds of million of dollars on lottery tickets – enough to win $22.4 million in prizes between 2010 and 2014, including eight jackpots worth at...[ read more ]

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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, has been pushing for his state to expand their Medicaid program as part of ObamaCare, but new budget projections and uncovered fraud, point out how expanding Medicaid would be a risky and expensive proposition. First to the fraud. Ten former employees of Progressive Counseling Services, LLC in Virginia “have been convicted and sentenced for...[ read more ]

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Medicaid payments to ineligible recipients has cost the state of Virginia at least $21 million last year, says an audit conducted by Virginia’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission. “People claiming to have no income have been able to get Medicaid in Virginia — no questions asked,” according to the audit, raising major concerns about the state’s management of money...[ read more ]

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Welfare programs often account for a state’s largest and fastest-growing budget line items, and as these programs grow, the likelihood of waste, fraud, and abuse grows too. Welfare fraud robs resources from those who are truly needy, and stories like this are infuriating. Vida Ofori Causey, a 45-year-old convenience store owner in Worchester, Massachusetts, was charged in a federal court...[ read more ]

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The Government Accountability Office routinely warns that states’ welfare programs are at high risk for waste, fraud, and abuse. A new report, released Wednesday by Arkansas’ Medicaid task force, brings these warnings to life. The report highlights four key vulnerabilities in the state’s Medicaid program, a program originally designed to help truly vulnerable Arkansans. But it’s now clearer than ever...[ read more ]