The Associated Press is reporting that Texas’ Health and Human Services Commission has been continuing to pay 1,229 employees… who had been fired. This comes to about $738,000 in taxpayer money going to former employees. The agency says it is working to recover the money.
Remember, HHS programs and services (mostly Medicaid) represents almost a third of the state’s $152 billion budget. How many other boo-boos are they making with all those dollars?
If the bureaucracy keeps paying employees who’ve been fired, how much confidence should we have that people stop receiving benefits when their eligibility expires? Not much confidence at all.