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Sunday, April 20, 2014

When you touch down


Tower. Birds. Sunset.

* AP: Illinois Medicaid paying for dead clients:

The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo.
The memo dated Friday, which The Associated Press obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, says the state auditor compared clients enrolled in the Medicaid database last June with state death records dating back to 1970. Auditors identified overpayments for services to roughly 2,900 people after the date of their deaths.

Whoa. We need a lot more information on this situation. Not the least of which, who committed the fraud, if it was fraud? Was it medical providers? Was it someone who assumed the identity of a dead person? Was it a one time thing for certain dead people, or was it ongoing? Since 1970? Until we get the rest of the story, this article gets marked as nothing more than an attempt to rile masses.

The article does mention that $7 million has already been recovered, and the rest will be recovered by the end of the year. But that won't be enough to stop the usual suspects in the peanut gallery from their predictable and boring gnashing of teeth.

* All Hail the Cutout:

Where regularly-priced albums were six or seven dollars back in the 1970s, cutouts often sold for a couple of bucks and sometimes less. And while I loved music, I loved getting music for cheap even more—and as a result, I became a denizen of the cutout bins forever after.

* Know your local record store: Oak Park Records.

* Standing In Line on Record Store Day 2014.

* You'll find that it's stranger than known....

Posted by Marie at April 20, 2014 8:48 PM