James O’Keefe’s Latest Undercover Investigation: Medicaid Fraud (Video)

James O’Keefe has completed another undercover investigation. This time the target is Medicaid fraud.

This is the first video in the series which shows government employees in Ohio assisting two men who have described themselves as Russian drug smugglers with applications for Medicaid.
The Daily Caller reported –

In the video, the men explain to Ohio Medicaid workers that they are Russian immigrants who sell illegal drugs, drive a modified McLaren F1 sports car with a gold-coated engine, and use their underage sisters to perform sexual favors in exchange for drugs.

In response, Ohio employees tasked with disbursing federal Medicaid dollars are shown coaching the men through the process of applying forbenefits. “If it’s not something registered here, maybe I just wouldn’t mention it,” a Franklin County Medicaid officer named Traci Daniels tells the men, when asked whether they should mention owning a vehicle that retails for nearly $1 million, as they apply for government aid designed to help poor people. “Not that I can say that. You didn’t hear that from me. But, that would right there, that would throw him off. He would be immediately not qualified.”

Daniels also tells the men to describe their occupation as babysitting, though she apparently believes they are drug dealers.

The two men also ask the Medicaid workers about whether the government healthplan covers abortions for their underage sisters, who they say get pregnant often because they’re performing sexual favors for their clients. Daniels recommends they go to Planned Parenthood. One of the ersatz Russians then made a follow-up call to a woman named Jeanette, also in Franklin County, Ohio’s Medicaid Office. She also directed him to Planned Parenthood.

In Madison County, Medicaid worker Robin Johnson told the two men that her office would not report illegal aliens to federal authorities. “Even if we run into people that are illegal aliens, it’s not like we report them to INS or anything,” Johnson said. “That’s not our purpose here.”

At the end of the video four questions appear:
    • “Are these employees doing anything wrong?
    •  Or are they doing what they are trained to do?
    • What should we expect of an unaccountable state bureaucracy giving away federal dollars?
    •  It couldn’t get worse could it?”

I can’t wait for the next installment.

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