Fraud contaminating free health-care pool
Inspector general uncovers millions paid for fake claims
By Christine McConville, Boston Herald
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Gaping loopholes in the program that covers poor uninsured Bay Staters have cost taxpayers tens of millions in bogus claims from out-of-staters and foreigners —not to mention gynecological bills for men and foot X-rays for headaches, according to the commonwealth’s inspector general.