Several Democratic senators, including Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota, asked the General Accounting Office to write a legal opinion on whether laws were violated when former CMS Administrator Tom Scully allegedly threatened the job of Chief Actuary Richard Foster if he disclosed his estimate of the Medicare reform law's cost. Scully has denied the allegation, and an HHS investigation is under way. "The questions that need to be answered are: How many administration officials knew about it, and who in the administration gave the order to conceal the information?" Sen. Frank Lautenburg (D-N.J.) said in a news release. -- by Jeff Tieman
Democrats urge GAO to investigate actuary's charges
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