July 07, 2004
HHS OIG Report on Medicare Prescription Cost Controversy
"Based on our investigation, we conclude that: CMS did not provide premium estimates that had been requested by Members of Congress. Additionally, CMS did not provide Congressional staff with some overall estimates of the total cost of the Medicare bill, as well as other requests. Our investigation failed to produce evidence that criminal statutes were violated in connection with the withholding of information from Members of Congress or staffers."
My previous postings on this issue are here and here.