WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) issued the following statement today after a report by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office revealed that the state likely wasted $61.6 million to $85.5 million on ineligible Medicaid recipients:
“It’s no small wonder that Gov. Edwards keeps raising taxes on Louisiana families. His Department of Health (LDH) is lazy and incompetent. It’s Common Sense 101. You need to check a person’s income if they’re on the Medicaid rolls,” said Sen. Kennedy. “It’s the same story every time LDH gets caught not doing its job. They assure us they’ll do better and recover money, but it’s always empty promises. Taxpayers deserve better.”
The auditor’s report can be found here.