Saturday, March 10, 2012

UCare's $30 million payment to Minnesota questioned |

A $30 million payment to Minnesota coffers last year by one of the state's nonprofit health plans is coming under renewed scrutiny after an influential U.S. senator on Thursday questioned whether part of that largesse belongs to the federal government.

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R- Iowa, sent letters to Gov. Mark Dayton, the Department of Justice and four HMOs saying he wanted to gain "a better understanding of the nature of the $30 million 'donation'" made by UCare.

"I am particularly concerned about evidence I received which appears to suggest that the funds returned by UCare were tailored in a way to avoid returning any of said funds to the federal government," wrote Grassley, the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

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