Thursday, July 05, 2007

Ophelia may be subject of TennCare investigation


Sources say Ford -- who is a licensed insurance agent -- was enrolled in TennCare for what may have been a 10-year-period.

Among the questions investigators are asking:

  • Did she have access to health insurance -- either through the Ford family's funeral home or through her insurance business?
  • Also, what was her income when she enrolled?
  • And was she truthful about all that when she applied for TennCare?

Her brother Joe Ford confirmed that TennCare's inspector general did subpoena payroll records from the funeral home -- which he says does offer health insurance to its employees.

Asked whether the senator might have committed TennCare fraud, he said he had no way of knowing.