I discovered this video yesterday via Breitbart TV, and it is both hilarious and disturbing.
While I am not a big proponent of misrepresentation by modern muckrakers, this “sting operation” is so ridiculous and over the top, I had to share it.
James O’Keefe and another member of Project Veritas posed as two Russian drug smugglers applying for Medicaid in Ohio.
The video shows Medicaid employees coaching “known” drug dealers on how they can maximize their chances of qualifying for the government program.
According to Commentary magazine, a 2009 GAO report “examined Medicaid pharmaceutical fraud in California, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, and Texas, and found that it cost taxpayers $63 million in those four states alone.”
At a time when our country’s leaders are struggling to find ways to increase revenue and reduce spending, this example provides yet another data point on how there is still plenty of wasteful spending ripe for cutting.