Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Seven Charged in Texas Medicare and Medicaid Fraud - NYTimes.com
Since 2009, Medicare fraud strike forces — teams that are run by the Department of Justice in nine locations around the country — have charged more than 800 defendants with fraud totaling more than $2.2 billion, according to department officials. The case represents the largest fraud amount orchestrated by a single doctor in the history of the Medicare strike force operations, federal officials said.
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Despite what some people would have you believe, Medicare fraud is not perpetrated by the poor patients, it's done by the rich doctors. Eliminating Medicare would hurt the victims more than the criminals.