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Health bureaucracies hampered by fraud

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: December 6, 2012

In his Wastebook 2012 report, U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, noted that nearly 7,000 Medicaid providers in just three states owed $791 million in unpaid federal taxes — but got $6.6 billion in Medicaid reimbursements in a single year. The IRS can't garnish a provider's Medicaid payments to collect those taxes.

Liberals often justify government expansion based on good intentions, not actual results. That's understandable given their track record. But voters should keep in mind that big government not only forces you to pay for programs you may not personally support, but often forces you to pay for things that don't even exist.

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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