TennCare fraud arrests at record high

TennCare fraud arrests at record high

There are 49 comments on the WBIR Knoxville story from Oct 30, 2007, titled TennCare fraud arrests at record high. In it, WBIR Knoxville reports that:

The state of Tennessee saw a record-setting number of TennCare fraud arrests in October.

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marissa

Dickson, TN

#42 Feb 20, 2012
Carol - Knoxville wrote:
I work in a medical facility and the problems with most of the people on TennCare is out of control. They come in with no appointments; demand to have pain killer prescriptions; curse and rave in front of what I call the "true paying" patients - those who pay their own insurance premiums or pay with cash. We constantly have to call security on them. Then the next thing you know we get a call from the TennCare office wanting to know what happened - they take the side of the stupid trouble maker and assume the doctor is wrong - go figure that one. If you want to make corrections on TennCare, you need to get new employees at the office(s) in Nashville and the surrounding area. Someone needs to realize that the taxpayers are funding the drugs for these people. Almost all of our TennCare patients demand pain killers for everything that is wrong them. In my opinion the worse thing that has happened in Tennessee is this fraudulent program that allows every Tom, Dick, and Jose to get on it and then use it in a corrupt manner.
I understand why you would be angry i would be to but not everyone on tenncare are using it the wrong way some ppl just cant afford it we cant condem all just because some are to blame.
Disappointed

Elizabethtown, KY

#43 Feb 21, 2012
There is a huge problem with our TennCare system and it is quite obvious. I, personally, am insured with TNCare. I am a single mother of 2, however, I work and attend college. I think TNCare could be a really good program, but the state seems to find it necessary to keep insuring people who don't work and don't contribute to the taxes that fund programs like these. I only visit for my annual check-ups as I am young and healthy, but I could not imagine if that were not the case. I would lose everything I have because the cost of medical care is so high. The thing that really disappoints the most is, when I first signed for TNCare, I told my case worker that, although I can't afford private insurance, I could pay an adjusted rate for TNCare and would have no problem doing so, she told me that was not an option. You get it for free, or you don't get it at all. I don't know much about these things (I'm a Psych major lol) but it seems to me this type of program could be adjusted to income and also put on a time limit so that working people who pay taxes can have a chance to get back on their feet.
Richie

Elmo, TX

#44 Feb 21, 2012
hi
My vote

Irmo, SC

#45 Feb 21, 2012
Disappointed wrote:
There is a huge problem with our TennCare system and it is quite obvious. I, personally, am insured with TNCare. I am a single mother of 2, however, I work and attend college. I think TNCare could be a really good program, but the state seems to find it necessary to keep insuring people who don't work and don't contribute to the taxes that fund programs like these. I only visit for my annual check-ups as I am young and healthy, but I could not imagine if that were not the case. I would lose everything I have because the cost of medical care is so high. The thing that really disappoints the most is, when I first signed for TNCare, I told my case worker that, although I can't afford private insurance, I could pay an adjusted rate for TNCare and would have no problem doing so, she told me that was not an option. You get it for free, or you don't get it at all. I don't know much about these things (I'm a Psych major lol) but it seems to me this type of program could be adjusted to income and also put on a time limit so that working people who pay taxes can have a chance to get back on their feet.
Are you for real? Someone who doesn't want taxpayers to take care of you?
please

Sevierville, TN

#46 Feb 25, 2012
Disappointed wrote:
There is a huge problem with our TennCare system and it is quite obvious. I, personally, am insured with TNCare. I am a single mother of 2, however, I work and attend college. I think TNCare could be a really good program, but the state seems to find it necessary to keep insuring people who don't work and don't contribute to the taxes that fund programs like these. I only visit for my annual check-ups as I am young and healthy, but I could not imagine if that were not the case. I would lose everything I have because the cost of medical care is so high. The thing that really disappoints the most is, when I first signed for TNCare, I told my case worker that, although I can't afford private insurance, I could pay an adjusted rate for TNCare and would have no problem doing so, she told me that was not an option. You get it for free, or you don't get it at all. I don't know much about these things (I'm a Psych major lol) but it seems to me this type of program could be adjusted to income and also put on a time limit so that working people who pay taxes can have a chance to get back on their feet.
do you receive child support thru the state? If so, that's why you are receiving tncare.
michelle

Kodak, TN

#47 Nov 3, 2012
TNlady wrote:
<quoted text>Go back to OHIO please.
I have tncare because I have cancer and have worked my whole life. I Don't take any pain medicine ,I need it to help with the surgrey I'm having Nov 29 also I do have a copay . Every person is differant you can't put everybody on tncare in the same class...
mr hobbit

Knoxville, TN

#48 Nov 26, 2012
Frankie wrote:
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What are you talking about?
If they did their job right???
If who did their job right?
You know of at least 500 yourself!?! personally you know of that many YourSelf????
And ya haven't told anyone....???
Always want someone to take care of you.. you don't have to do for anyone.
It's someones else's job, not yours....
You're an IDIOT!
i agree people a just asses i need pain meds and i an 32
i look heathy and am but a car wreck makes me hurt so i am on a mission to be a proud supporter of the pain guy .. if people do not like it well go hit a tree at 50-60 mph and ask your self if you need pain pills 8 years later
deejay

Kodak, TN

#49 Apr 22, 2013
WHATEVER wrote:
<quoted text>BOY, I DON'T MIND ONE BIT THAT THEY ARE BEING " SNITCHED " ON, I WORK EVERY DAY, PAY A LARGE INSURANCE PREMIUM{BECAUSE OF THEM} AND WORK IN THE HEALTHCARE FIELD SO HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT ALL THE TIME! THESE MOMS THAT GET IT JUST BECAUSE THEY HAVE MINOR KIDS IS REALLY CRAZY!! AT LEAST THEY DID AWAY WITH ALL THE FREE RX'S!
I totally agree with you! its the drug abusers that make it tough for people like me and others that really have honest chronic pain issues that have to deal with pain on a daily and want to be productive citizens and make their own way and pay our taxes, very few law enforcement people see our side of this issue, it really sucks to be honest and have a real issue and want an honest doctor and not be told we are addicts, its rediculous.
then some

Knoxville, TN

#50 Jul 5, 2013
I know of a family member who sells her food stamps and wont work,has had her child took away and given back.she wont even buy her child diapers or milk, the rest of the family does.she still manages to buy cig. and drugs.have turned her in and nobody seems to care.if there is a number i dont know about someone list it and i will call again untill something is done.

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