How can Oregon reduce food stamps, welfare fraud? Oregonian 629 Comments

SALEM — How can Oregon reduce public assistance fraud?
Proposals under consideration include requiring names to be printed on public assistance cards, requiring photographs of cardholders on the cards, or prohibiting cardholders from using the money to buy pre-paid credit cards.
"Part of it is privacy," Tomei said. "The other part of it is that you can’t single out somebody who is using a Trail card. You can’t treat them any differently than somebody using a credit card."
But federal regulations, costs and other hurdles make some of the proposals unfeasible, said Rep. Carolyn Tomei, D-Milwaukie, chairwoman of the interim House Human Services and Housing Committee.…ments


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