Some state officials are hoping the surge of Medicaid costs can be eased by cutting fraud within the system.
They're carefully following new procedures employed locally by Health Transaction Network which is using a computer fingerprint identification system.
State Senator Mark Grisanti, for one, thinks Medicaid can use the system statewide.
Critics have raised privacy concerns, but Grisanti castes those aside
"All this card does is break your fingerprints down to a zeroes and ones," Grisanti said.