A new state audit finds state workers generally rely upon applicants to prove they’re eligible for Medicaid. Medicaid is a joint state-federal initiative to provide health care coverage to children and adults in low-income households.

The audit of specific case files found the recipients “complied with the income eligibility requirements and income limits were properly calculated.”

But the state auditor is citing the Iowa Department of Human Services for failing to independently verify certain information, like marital status, household size, bank accounts and employment status. According to Auditor Vaudt, that means someone could report inaccurate information and would be “more than likely” to receive Medicaid assistance.

See the audit here: auditor.iowa.gov/specials/MedicaidEligibility_Special.pdf