A company that was owned by Bruce Rauner’s firm paid $13 million to settle a Medicaid-related claim. The company, APS Healthcare, failed to provide the required services to a large portion of the Medicaid recipients and over-billed the Georgia Department of Community Health, from 2007-10, according to the federal complaint. The company was owned by GTCR, Rauner’s firm, from 2007-12.
Rauner is the Republican nominee for governor.
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The U.S. attorney said at the time that APS Healthcare “took Medicaid’s money for itself and left some of our most vulnerable citizens without the aid they deserve.”
Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Paul Vallas calls this fraud, and sys there were consequences. “The Medicaid fraud scheme was bad enough not only for its harm to the taxpayers and the loss of taxpayers’ dollars, but it was worse for those who are most vulnerable, because at the end of the day, the Medicaid program is designed to serve those who have great need,” he said at a news conference at a medical clinic in Chicago, surrounded by little old ladies.
The company admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement. A campaign spokesman says Rauner wasn’t directly involved. Rauner was asked to comment on this but he walked away.