More than 30,000 Medicaid providers had a total of over $1 billion in unpaid federal taxes last fiscal year, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office.

The GAO selected 25 Medicaid providers in California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas with high federal tax debts and gave them a closer look. In all the cases, it discovered abusive and criminal activity, including failure to pay individual income taxes and payroll taxes to the IRS.

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