A pair of legislative initiatives designed to prevent non-residents from receiving state funded medical benefits have State Representative Dan Beiser's seal of approval. The Alton Democrat has been added as a co-sponsor for House Bills 1220 and 1221, measures that he says will help rid the Medicaid system of fraud and abuse.

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In addition to prohibiting illegal immigrants from receiving health benefits, the measures would also prevent spending tax payers' money on care when children are not in the state for months at a time. Beiser says this will be of the first in a long list of tough decisions lawmakers will make in the coming weeks that will help save millions of dollars for taxpayers each year.

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