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The biggest pot of money distributed to states so far was for health care - about two-thirds of the S49 billion in stimulus money that states got during FY 2009 helped offset states* share of Medicaid, the joint state-federal health insurance program for the poor and disabled. Chick, who built her reputation as a fraudbuster in her eight years in Los Angeles, is convening a series of meetings across the state with federal and state prosecutors, inspectors general, local organizations and even the FBI to demonstrate "the oversight family standing shoulder-to-shoulder as a team" and to ward off con artists and scams. [...] the stimulus involves some 300 different programs with different requirements.
BEHIND OPEN DOORS Pamela M Prah State Legislatures; Oct/Nov 2009; 35, 9; Docstoc pg. 18 Reproduced with permission of the cop
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