Senate Approves Bill That Targets Medicaid Fraud

Updated, April 15, 3:30 p.m.: 

The Texas Senate on Monday approved legislation that aims to tackle Medicaid fraud.

"Fraud robs us of the resources we need to care for our most vulnerable citizens and breaches the trust of taxpayers," Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, the author of Senate Bill 8, said in a statement. "This bill will make it tougher for fraudulent providers to take advantage of the system."

Thirty senators voted in favor of the bill, while Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, abstained from the vote. The bill now moves to the House.

The Senate also approved ...

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