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Alleged child care fraud biggest in state history

A husband and wife from Fridley allegedly bilked the state of more than $4 million as part of a complex scheme in which they recruited aid-eligible parents to enroll their children in day care, created no show jobs for the parents to satisfy work requirements and submitted false records to the Department of Human Services.

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Senate sinks HMO audit bill

Senate Health and Human Services Committee Chairman David Hann promised to hold a hearing on a bill requiring independent annual audits of the health plans that administer the state’s Medicaid program. On Monday he followed through on that promise.

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Welfare bills get big GOP push

One month into a session that is not exactly threatening any legislative land-speed records on most policy fronts, Republican legislators have already introduced at least a dozen bills containing changes to eligibility rules for poor people seeking cash assistance.

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State pushes forward with Medicaid waiver

During the 2011 legislative session, GOP legislative leaders repeatedly called for the state to seek a waiver on Medicaid rules from the federal government. Both the Senate and House initially booked significant cost savings contingent on receiving such a waiver.

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