Thursday, September 13, 2012

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?"