And you thought the ACORN expose was shocking.
This time James O’Keefe and his band of citizen journalists record state employees helping self professed drug dealers and pimps hide assets while applying for Medicaid.
Washington, D.C.—James O’Keefe, founder of Project Veritas today released its latest undercover investigation. Citizen journalists have uncovered widespread Medicaid fraud in state offices across the country.
The first investigation released focuses on four Medicaid offices in Ohio. The undercover reporters intimate that they are drug dealers, drive expensive cars, and possess incredible wealth. At no time did the case workers ask the reporters to leave. Even though the reporters admit to making their living through drug dealing or facilitating child prostitution, the case workers never called the police, Child Protective Services or the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In fact, the case workers appear eager to assist the reporters in filling out the necessary Medicaid paperwork.
When one of the reporters inquires about Medicaid for his sick father, he asks that if it will be a problem if he sells the “herbal remedy,” the case worker replies: “Well, I mean, it doesn’t matter what kind of work he does.”
The problem with bureaucratic systems is that they are always seeking to justify their budgetary existence. It thus behooves such a system to increase their rolls, even if doing so means turning a blind eye to, or, as in this case, actively assisting fraudulent applications.
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Hat Tip: Hot Air