More Social Program Fraud & Abuse

Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Bro. Curtis, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Bro. Curtis

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    Oct 25, 2001
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    ....The rapid growth of the program has continued since then. In 2011, the FCC estimated the cost(page 153) of the program would be $2.1 billion and said it would reach $3.3 billion by 2014 absent major reforms. The FCC also found that part of the problem with the program was rampant fraud:
    [O]ur ongoing oversight has revealed that a substantial number of subscribers are receiving duplicative Lifeline support, which includes individuals receiving two or more Lifeline benefits from ETCs as well as two or more individuals in a household receiving benefits from multiple ETCs.
    How bad is the fraud? A survey conducted by the FCC across 17 states and territories found that, on average, 9% of phone recipientswere ineligible (page 243). In some states like Alabama, New Hampshire, and West Virginia, the ineligibility rate was 18-19%. And all of that is based on a survey to which 27% of users refused to respond to questions....
  2. carpro

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    Oct 14, 2004
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    A ridiculous program in the first place. A total waste of money.

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