How Much Does the HHS Spend on Medicare for Illegal Aliens?

By USDR

The Federal Government, through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on illegal aliens and deceased persons, according to a newly published Inspector General report.

Between the fiscal years 2009-2011, the Department of Health and Human Services spent $120.6 million to cover unlawfully present persons under Medicare Part B, which covers medical and preventative services, and Part D, which covers prescription drugs.
During that same span, $33.6 million was spent on individuals who were incarcerated through Plan A and B, even though prisons pay for medical costs instead of Medicare.  In FY 2011, $23 million was paid to beneficiaries who had already died.

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