State lax in overseeing MinnesotaCare eligibility, report says

  • Article by: Brad Schrade , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 26, 2013 - 10:36 PM

The Department of Human Services has failed to properly verify eligibility for the $550 million MinnesotaCare program, auditor says.

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EleanoreMar. 26, 13 1:17 PM

So besides the executive levels at DHS, who else will be removed from the public nest for the failure here?

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chuckdancerMar. 26, 13 1:20 PM

King Timmy and the boys sure left Minnesotans with a mess.

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acctsah2Mar. 26, 13 1:40 PM

Always good to see government at it's finest. $40 million down the drain, oh well. Let's try something else and see if it works.

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palsarMar. 26, 13 1:49 PM

"King Timmy and the boys sure left Minnesotans with a mess." -- the DFL legislature sure left us in a mess. Works both ways. How about Dayton's billion dollar stadium mess?

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palsarMar. 26, 13 1:49 PM

"King Timmy and the boys sure left Minnesotans with a mess." -- the DFL legislature sure left us in a mess. Works both ways. How about Dayton's billion dollar stadium mess?

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palsarMar. 26, 13 1:50 PM

"King Timmy and the boys sure left Minnesotans with a mess." -- the DFL legislature sure left us in a mess. Works both ways. How about Dayton's billion dollar stadium mess?

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TommisMar. 26, 13 1:55 PM

"So besides the executive levels at DHS, who else will be removed from the public nest for the failure here?" Well, Pawlenty is long gone, so they can't touch him.

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EleanoreMar. 26, 13 2:07 PM

"Well, Pawlenty is long gone, so they can't touch him." - Ok, that leaves us with the current and past executive level individuals in this organization who should have negated this loss. So we can fire them for starters. Then what do we do about reclaiming that wasted cash? Should we go after the providers of the services? Of should we go right to the heart of the matter and sanction the legislative and administrative branch oversight arm members?

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oleprofessorMar. 26, 13 3:01 PM

Why is it that no one wants to go after the lying fraudsters, who falsified their applications for aid? And - why aren't each and every DHS executive (over the last 10 years) in JAIL?

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peterdengelMar. 26, 13 3:06 PM

So laws were broken, $40 million wasted and no one is held responsible? If this were the private sector, the Commissioner would have been forced to resign. When are we going to start holding our public servants responsible? This is our money. The MnCare is a good program to aid those in need, but it needs to be managed properly. No wonder we don't have money for new programs. We keep wasting it with bad management on current programs. How about some accountability?

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