American taxpayers are always getting screwed. Recently, it’s was learned that taxpayers were billed millions for wheelchairs that weren’t even medically necessary.

Washington Free Beacon reports:

Taxpayers were billed $27 million for thousands of power wheelchairs that were not medically necessary for their users.

Hoveround was the subject of an audit released last week by the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general, which faulted the company for failing to meet Medicare requirements before it charged the government for its electric wheelchairs.

In 2010, Hoveround provided 13,025 power wheelchairs to Medicare beneficiaries. Eighty-five percent of those who received the wheelchairs did not meet the necessary medical requirements, according to the audit. The findings were based on a sample of 200 individuals who received a power wheelchair from Hoveround.

Government waste is almost comical at this point.

Image: (Hoveround)

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