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Hice Applauds the Passage of H.R. 3716

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Washington, March 2, 2016 | comments

Washington D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 3716, the Ensuring Terminated Providers are Removed from Medicaid and CHIP Act. Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) issued the following statement after the measure passed:

“For nearly a decade, Medicaid reform has been left unaddressed and patients have suffered the consequences. Fortunately, that changed today with the passage of H.R. 3716 which strengthens the integrity of Medicaid and CHIP and reduces the risk of fraud within the programs.

Without this bill, health care providers that have been found guilty of defrauding taxpayers in one state are still allowed to operate in the Medicaid programs of other states. Simply put, this practice is unacceptable and taxpayer dollars are too valuable to waste. According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill will reduce spending by $28 million over the next ten years by eliminating payments to fraudulent providers while also improving the quality of care for the millions of Americans who rely on it for their health care coverage. The passage of H.R. 3716 today is a step in the right direction towards commonsense reform, and I will continue to fight to protect, preserve, and strengthen these critical programs so that they can serve future generations.”

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