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NY is proposing an ID card for all Medicaid patients to reduce fraud

NY is proposing an ID card for all Medicaid patients to reduce fraud

Why were they opposed to doing this for voting??

April 12, 2011

New York lawmakers are currently considering a bill that is aimed at reducing Medicaid fraud by requiring all patients to carry biometric ID cards.

Under the proposed law, introduced by Republican Senator Mike Ranzenhofer, all Medicaid recipients would receive a special card that contains their biometric data from a palm scan that must be presented to receive service.

A similar bill was introduced several weeks earlier in the lower legislative chamber by Democratic Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera.

Supporters of the plan say that the biometric ID cards could save the state billions of dollars by making it harder for people to defraud the system.

Read more: http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/new-york-proposes-bi...