State auditor Claire McCaskill has put out yet another audit of the state’s Medicaid program, the medical benefit for low-income Missourians that uses state and federal money. She says the Department of Social Services has weak management over the program and needs to do a better job of checking eligibility of the people it gives medical benefits to. McCaskill has done a series of audits on the system. She says if the recommendations she has made over the past four years had been implemented, the program would have saved $50-Million – more than what is being proposed to be cut from the program. McCaskill admits some might see this as a politically-motivated audit that gives her a chance to bash her Democrat rival in the gubernatorial race – Governor Bob Holden, and the Republicans. She says usually if someone says that, she’s doing her job right.
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