Democrats can vote while dead, why not Obamacare?
An audit by the State Comptroller’s Office has revealed that hundreds of dead people were enrolled in New York’s health exchange, with nearly two dozen of them enrolling after death.
Medicaid payments totaling over $300,000 were paid out to a majority of the deceased individuals.
Via Politics on the Hudson:
A state audit Thursday found that New York’s health exchange enrolled hundreds of dead people at a $325,000 cost to taxpayers.
Between 2013 and 2014, the health exchange during its infancy improperly enrolled 354 deceased individuals that the state Health Department identified as active Medicaid recipients.
As a result, Medicaid inappropriately paid $325,030 in claims associated with 230 of the 354 deceased enrollees, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said in the audit.
The Times Union is reporting that of the 354, at least “21 of those people officially enrolled after they had died.”
It’s unclear what health services were provided for those not among the living.