What: A recent independent audit of the food stamp and Medicaid program reveals disturbing evidence of significant fraud and abuse. A bill recently passed by the House would improve existing fraud-detection procedures in the Medicaid and welfare programs. The audit shows New Hampshire has food stamp recipients that are dead, in prison, or have homes worth over $400,000 and that as many as 9% of our food stamp recipients have primary addresses outside of our state.
The objective of current legislation is to more comprehensively identify and disqualify applicants and recipients who are defrauding the state and require the department of health and human services to seek bids and implement a system that uses additional readily available public- and private-sector data bases to verify residential and financial eligibility for state-funded services.
Who: New Hampshire House and Senate leadership and GOP gubernatorial candidates
When: Thursday, April 5 @ 11:00am
Where: Lobby, Legislative Office Building, Concord