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Feds spent $29 million on prescription drugs for 4,139 illegal immigrants

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By Barbara Hollingsworth | CNS News

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) spent almost $29 million to cover Medicare Part D prescription drugs for 4,139 individuals “unlawfully present” in the U.S. and thus ineligible to receive federal health care benefits, according to an audit by Daniel Levinson, inspector general of the Department of Health & Human Services. (See Medicare prescription drugs.pdf)

CMS “inappropriately accepted 279,056 PDE [prescription drug event] records with unallowable gross drug costs totaling $28,990,718” between 2009 and 2011, Levinson reported. Total federal expenditures under Medicare Part D during that same two-year time period came to $227 billion.

Medicare Parts A and B cover hospitalization, skilled nursing care, doctor visits, and other medical services and supplies. The IG previously reported in January that CMS had also paid $91.6 million to health care providers to cover 2,600 ineligible illegal aliens.

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  1. Buffalobob.

    November 10th, 2013

    WE give the illegal alien Mexicans millions and millions in Health care, drug benefits, food stamps, housing subsidies, SSI benefits and they in turn take jobs at low pay, and send billions in remittances back to the shi& hole country called Mexico. Fact is the politicians in Mexico are a lot smarter than the politicians in the US.

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  2. Jimbo

    November 10th, 2013

    You can’t have both a welfare state and open borders at the same time.

    Also, do not believe for one second that all politicians are not aware of this. They are fully aware, and their support has been bought and paid for by those few that would benefit from a flood of illegal aliens from Mexico.
    The Dems want the votes, the Republican financial contributors want the cheap labor.
    That is the entire dynamic!

    Answer this question.
    Who holds more sway with your congressman?
    You who writes the occasional letter or makes the occasional telephone call, or the business owner that write campaign contribution MAX checks to the congressman?
    Hint, it isn’t the person that cannot afford to write checks.

    We need to gain control over our own party again.

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  3. Carlos The Jackal

    November 10th, 2013

    Over 7K per parasite.
    I may have used 7k in Rx and OTC in my entire life, and I didn’t even get a “Healthy subscriber” discount.

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  4. Anonymous

    November 10th, 2013

    I want my money back

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  5. Dumb Ass Liberal

    November 10th, 2013

    Good thing these illegals are not eligible for these benefits, huh?

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  6. Dumb Ass Liberal

    November 10th, 2013

    Period.

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  7. ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    November 10th, 2013

    Where do I sign up to become ‘illegal’?

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  8. Annie

    November 10th, 2013

    How about free organ transplants with free maintenance meds? I removed the “organ donor” from my DL.

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  9. Brooke

    November 11th, 2013

    Annex Mexico.

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  10. Czar of Defenestration

    November 11th, 2013

    Be careful what you wish for, Brooke.
    You might actually GET a Mexico/USA/Canada ANSCHLUSS.

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  11. Bill

    November 11th, 2013

    lesson learned – learn to speak spanish.

    international bankers want their international corporations access to cheap labor period.

    professional politicians want cheap domestic labor for their homes and vineyards.

    the citizens do not want their way of life further eroded by a massive influx of non English speaking, non skilled breeders flooding their redistributive welfare system.

    who contributes more to the re-election of the law making politicians?

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