The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) spent almost $29 million to cover Medicare Part D prescription drugs for 4,139 individuals “unlawfully present” in the U.S. and thus ineligible to receive federal health care benefits, according to an audit by Daniel Levinson, inspector general of the Department of Health & Human Services.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is planning to spend $450,000 in Fiscal Year 2014 for “family planning services” in the Navajo Nation’s tribal lands, even though U.S. Census data shows that the population there declined nearly 4 percent between 2000 and 2010.
U.S. Department of Labor employees racked up an estimated $3.8 million in unauthorized or undocumented expenses over the past two-and-a-half years, including charges at Hilton Naples Grande Beach Resort, Wal-Mart, Target and Chick-fil-A, according to an Inspector General (OIG) audit released earlier this month.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded a grant of $100,000 for a multimedia game teaming players with an alien who fights to improve women’s auras damaged by negative self-esteem, discrimination and eating disorders.
In a speech Tuesday at the National Press Club, outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano touted her accomplishments, discussed lessons learned, and warned her successor of "serious" challenges ahead, including a "serious" cyber attack and the effects of climate change.
The Department of Defense plans to spend $25,883 to count giant fairy shrimp, butterflies, Argus land snails and other invertebrates at its airborne weapons testing and training facility in China Lake, California, located in the northeast Mojave Desert.
A $2.2 million, multi-year study by University of Illinois researchers on the risks of contracting HIV by married male migrant laborers from Tajikistan who have sex with female prostitutes in Moscow has been extended to 2014, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is funding the research.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $179,784 grant to “experimental economists” who will study what drives one’s work incentive – personal gain and employer profit or contributing to causes that help the “needy.”
A multi-million dollar project funded by the National Science Foundation is developing card games, videos and other educational programs “to engage adult learners and inform public understanding and response to climate change.”
ederal employees in the U.S. Economic Development Administration mashed up $175.000 worth of usable computers, printers, televisions, and digital cameras after being erroneously warned by the Department of Homeland Security that their IT system was infected with malicious malware.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) tweeted her approval Wednesday for the Obama administration’s decision that members of Congress will not have to join health care exchanges and their health care coverage will be subsidized by American taxpayers.
The U.S. Department of Labor awarded $346,531 of a nearly $1 million National Emergency Grant (NEG) to 180 workers who were laid off from their jobs at a Solo Cup factory in North Andover, Massachusetts that closed over two years ago.