AUGUSTA, Maine — A legislative committee this week will take another look at a bill to authorize payments to people who report MaineCare fraud.
The Judiciary Committee has scheduled a work session on the bill for Tuesday afternoon.
At a hearing last week, the committee heard from some individuals and groups who praised the idea as a potential money maker for the state, and others who found the idea of bounties distasteful.
Lincoln Republican Rep. Jeffrey Gifford’s bill allows payments for a person who brings action citing fraud in MaineCare. Supporters said the state could recover $15 for every $1 spent investigating those cases.
But critics said those pluses are overstated, and Maine could get bogged down in multistate litigation that costs money.