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Bachmann Joins Senator To Request Medicaid Audit

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and a state senator are calling for a state and national audit of Medicaid.

Bachmann and Sen. Sean Nienow, a Cambridge Republican, said at a Tuesday news conference that the companies handling taxpayer-funded health care plans have profited from poor oversight and payment structure while low-income Minnesotans and doctors have suffered.

A report last month showed Minnesota has overpaid health maintenance organizations like Health Partners and Medica by at least $207 million. Several doctors say they’ve struggled to give care to poor patients because the state’s reimbursement rates are too low.

Nienow is pushing for a larger audit of Minnesota’s Medicaid system and has another bill allowing the state to recoup overpaid funds.

Bachmann says the problems are widespread. She’s calling for a nationwide audit.

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