Some 86,000 people who are receiving Medicaid benefits in Oregon may be ineligible, costing $37 million per month, the secretary of state said Wednesday.
In an "audit alert," Dennis Richardson said Wednesday they have not undergone federally required annual benefit eligibility determinations, and represent 8 percent of the state's entire Medicaid population.
Rep. Dan Rayfield, a Democrat from Corvallis, said Medicaid enrollment data should be cleaned up and eligibility issues fixed. But Rayfield also said "political ploys aimed at grabbing headlines before full information is available" are unhelpful.
Richardson said his audit alerts highlight...