Skip to comments.Obama identifies colossal medicare fraud and waste
Posted on 07/23/2009 11:58:04 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
In last night's health care speech, President Obama identifies colossal medicare fraud and waste that he says will pay two thirds of his new program that he also claims will cover all Americans. This is a staggering revelation.
Why would Americans wish to expand a program that is fraught with colossal waste and fraud?
Don't start a new program. Investigate and prosecute the fraud and waste in the existing program! Quit campaigning and do your duty Mr. President!
((More proof liberalism is a mental disorder!))
They ( the feds) REFUSE to go after fraud and abuse. Especially if it involves CAMPAIGN donors. This is all BS, they love the F&B.
Humm, funny how the two biggest reasons for the health care mess, the trial layers and illegals are never mentioned by the President in his reform plans.
most of the fraud is generated by BO’s hard core supporters.....I heard Acorn has medicare fraud training classes
If the price tag on the new program is north of 1.5 trillion dollars and two-thirds of it is paid for by the fraud and waste in medicare, why not just root out the fraud and waste in medicare and wipe out the deficit.
Prevent fraud and waste! Keep government out of health care!
"This is like trying to sober up by having another drink."
I for one am glad I was never swindled by one of those fast talking tonsil doctors!
Apparently he was talking about the money they spend to keep old people alive or maybe it was dialysis or painkillers.
The only clossal failure and fraud I see is Obama.
Because vice, graft, and corruption outside the ability of government to oversee it is bad, but inside the sphere of government then it becomes good. It’s the very same reason gambling, drugs, and pornography are seen as “okay” as long as the government regulates it, and it generates needed “revenue”.
April 17, 2005
...government reports estimate that $1 in every $10 spent by the $300 billion Medicare system goes to erroneous, abusive or fraudulent payments. In California, an incomplete accounting identified $553 million in improper payments last year, according to a December Medicare report.
The Benitezes — who came to this country in 1995 and became U.S. citizens five years later — have a lot of company. They are among 56 fugitives charged since 2004 with filing at least $272 million in phony Medicare claims before disappearing from Miami-Dade. Collectively, the fugitives absconded with at least $142 million in taxpayer funds
April 22, 2009
Houston Business Owners Convicted of Defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of $36 Million
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