JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state auditor says two Mississippi residents with houses worth more than $1 million have been receiving coverage under the Medicaid program that is designed to help low-income residents.
Auditor Shad White says Monday those are examples of waste that could be curbed and money that could be saved.
Mississippi State Auditor Shad White
He wants Mississippi legislators to let the Division of Medicaid to communicate directly with the state Department of Revenue to verify information that people provide in applying for Medicaid coverage.
Under current state law, the Division of Medicaid must rely on people to report their own income and to supply documents such as tax returns.