The Perry administration and its cozy contractor, Affiliated Computer Systems (ACS), oversaw the nation's biggest Medicaid dental fraud. Although Medicaid doesn't cover much cosmetic care, Texas Medicaid spent $1.4 billion on braces in 2010--more than the other 49 states combined.
ACS was well wired to Governor Perry when it landed this contract in 2004. That September the Governor's Office hired ACS revolving-door lobbyist Dan Shelley...and said goodbye to ACS revolving-door lobbyist Mike Toomey.
Lobby Watch examines Texas' Medicaid dental fraud, asking: "Who Built THAT?"