Daines criticizes Montana for Medicaid fraud

Sen. Steve Daines criticized the state of Montana on Wednesday during a Senate subcommittee hearing, saying its policies on Medicaid has made it more at risk to abuse and fraud compared to other states.

He made his comments after noting the U.S. government improperly spent $36 billion in Fiscal Year 2018.

“The sad reality is that for every dollar that is lost to waste, fraud and abuse means a lost investment in improving the health and well-being of vulnerable Montanans,” the Montana Republican said.