Semantics or fraud? Congressional investigators probe UCare’s $30 milllion payment to state
Congressional investigators continue to ask pointed questions about Minnesota’s Medicaid program. At issue is a $30 million payment that UCare -- one of the four nonprofit health plans that primarily run the state’s Medicaid program -- agreed to make to the state last year. But lurking in the background are larger questions about the state’s overall methodology for tapping federal funds to help pay for an $8 billion-per-year program that provides health care coverage to more than 600,000 poor individuals.