IHSS, filled with fraud or underfunded

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It is less costly for someone to stay in their home than for Medi-cal to pay $3,000 or $4,000 a month for the cloent to go into long term care, however, there is a bunch of fraud.
Calm down, I have seen the fraud myself, when working with an Area Agency on Agfing contracted provder, as an IHSS caregiver, and as a citizen. So many people get the paychecks and “split” the money with the CAREGIVER that doesn’t do anything. Or, if a wife doesn’t qualify as a caregiver because she’s an immigrant or a felon, then a friend or family member gets paid for the work the wife dies and gives the money to the wife.

2 thoughts on “IHSS, filled with fraud or underfunded

  1. Yes, you can find some examples of fraud in the IHSS program, as well as in every other government program and—with Bernie Madoff being just the latest poster child—in the private sector as well.

    But that does not make it right for partisan ideologues to spread unproven allegations of “rampant” fraud; to smear hundreds of thousands of dedicated home care providers and the elderly, blind and disabled clients they serve; and to weaken a program that saves California taxpayers millions of dollars a year.

    Funds for IHSS from the federal, state and county governments should be used honestly and effectively and that ANY fraud and abuse should be eliminated from the program.

    The current system allows for background checks for ALL providers. I support that, as well as tougher program standards and reporting requirements, and increased training of providers. Unfortunately, the state and the counties will not provided the needed funding for this to happen.

    The politicians bitch about fraud, but they won’t put their money where their collective mouths are.

  2. Yes, you can find some examples of fraud in the IHSS program, as well as in every other government program and—with Bernie Madoff being just the latest poster child—in the private sector as well.

    But that does not make it right for partisan ideologues to spread unproven allegations of “rampant” fraud; to smear hundreds of thousands of dedicated home care providers and the elderly, blind and disabled clients they serve; and to weaken a program that saves California taxpayers millions of dollars a year.

    Funds for IHSS from the federal, state and county governments should be used honestly and effectively and that ANY fraud and abuse should be eliminated from the program.

    The current system allows for background checks for ALL providers. I support that, as well as tougher program standards and reporting requirements, and increased training of providers. Unfortunately, the politicians who bitch about fraud will not provide the funding for this to happen.

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