Sen. Kennedy: La. health secretary should resign

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(11/14/18) According to our partners at The News-Star, U.S. Sen. John Kennedy called for Louisiana Health Department Secretary Rebekah Gee to resign following an audit showing the state may have misspent up to $85 million on Medicaid recipients who are ineligible for the program.

Kennedy, R-La., said he will author federal legislation requiring all states to be more stringent in verifying Medicaid eligibility.

“The report was stunning — breathtaking,” Kennedy said Wednesday on a conference call with reporters. “It’s an insult. It’s a whiz down the leg of every taxpayer in Louisiana and America.

“Dr. Gee needs to step down. She just pissed away $60 million to $80 million in taxpayer dollars.”

Kennedy doesn’t have authority to fire Gee or force her resignation. Gee serves at the pleasure of Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Read more at The News-Star.

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