Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Follow-up on the news

Two items today to follow-up on items we've mentioned this week. First, the Associated Press reports on Medicaid fraud here:
Investigations into Medicaid fraud last year netted more than four times the money recovered the previous year, but critics say the state needs to go much further in reforming the state's costly program.

This article, about a man who spent 18 years in prison for a rape he did not commit, reports:
"I was very blessed not to have the death penalty," Mr. Mumphrey said in a telephone interview from the office of his lawyer, Eric J. Davis of Houston. "I'd probably be dead right now. The legal system is a hard system to wrestle, especially in Texas."