Georgia Bill Would Require Biometric “Smart” Medicaid ID Cards


March 15, 2011

ATLANTA — The Senate has approved a bill that would require Medicaid clients to use a digital identification card and scan their fingerprints at the doctor’s office to discourage fraud.The Senate approved the bill Monday by a vote of 34-21.Republican Sen. John Albers of Roswell said the proposal will prevent card sharing and phantom billing and could save Georgia taxpayers millions of dollars. When patients arrive for medical appointments, they would be required to swipe a so-called “smart card” containing their picture and a computer chip carrying their personal information. They would also provide a fingerprint scan as proof that they received medical services.

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One response to “Georgia Bill Would Require Biometric “Smart” Medicaid ID Cards

  1. Obviously Republican Sen. John Albers of Roswell, gives little thought to anything except pleasing our left progressive leaders.
    Citizens, congratulations on electing a Toady.

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