July 27, 2011 2:19PM

NYT Magazine: ‘Surprising…How Willingly’ Medicaid Officials Enable Fraud

The New York Times Magazine has a lengthy (and not entirely unflattering) feature on James O’Keefe, founder of Project Veritas. Here’s what the profile says about Project Veritas’s ongoing string of Medicaid‐​fraud sting videos:

It isn’t exactly a secret that some Medicaid money winds up in unqualified hands, but it was surprising to see how willingly minor officials turned a blind eye and, in some cases, even offered advice on how to game the system.

Actually, it’s not just minor officials. And when one understands Medicaid, it’s not surprising either.