Apparently today is Irony Friday
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has repeatedly called for an audit of Minnesota's Medicaid program. There is a real issue here ... shockingly. The HMOs that maintained our program kept millions upon millions. They eventually reimbursed the state to the tune of $30 million.
What is ironic is that Bachmann never once complained about Medicare Part D.
Medicare Part D prevented Medicare from negotiating the cheapest prices for drugs from the pharmaceutical companies. Furthermore, it prohibited Medicare from using generics when they were availalbe. It was a massive Republican/Bush Administration give-away to their Big Pharma donors.
Forbes estimated it would cost the government upwards of $1 trillion yet Bachmann never complained once about how it added to the debt.
So its merely a convenient attack against Medicaid and surrupticiously Obamacare rather than any real concern about corporations ripping off consumers or our government.