Skip to comments.Obama using 'bounty hunters' to root out fraud
Posted on 03/09/2010 6:18:54 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is sending in the bounty hunters to help root out health care fraud.
Keeping up the pressure in his final push to pass health care overhaul, Obama signed an executive order Tuesday that encourages private auditors to search out improper Medicare and Medicaid payments, from billing errors to outright thievery.
Equipped with special computer programs, the auditors would get a cut of whatever they recover for the government.
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“Bounty Hunters”, how much is this costing us.
Government, Chicago Style.
You know, I don’t have a problem with going after Medicare and Medicaid fraud, but I’m not sure that this is the way to do it.
How about they start in the White House....
I am not sure how to get around the privacy and HIPAA issues here.
Something about this makes me uncomfortable.
They know where the fraud is. They get claims from every doctor and have the documentation. They just don’t do it.
Wellcare has an office in Tampa. They were raided a couple years ago by the FBI for $360 million in fraud. While the FBI was coming in the front door servers were being hauled out the back door.
They paid a $87 million dollar fine and all is forgiven. Soros and the Saudis are big investors in this company.
How about government fraud?
This has no hope of really saving anything or having any impact. It’s just another one of this thug’s bashing rhetorical tools. The more divisive he gets, the worse that his ratings will fall.
The auditors will demand 60% of the take.
Which provides a powerful motive to lie.
Pity the poor guy who makes a mistake.
Deliberate fraud is one thing.
Going after clerical errors, which are bound to happen, in the same way is another.
I can just imagine the Gestapo tactics they’ll be using. If the IRS is any example of where unrestrained government power leads, I’d be pretty concerned if I were a doctor.
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On the Bubble (Major developments from the yes and no columns in the House)
A better idea for the GOP: How about using law enforcement bounty hunters to find out who sealed and cleansed Zero’s life and who plotted this destruction to our country????
I received this in an email today: Great quote.
The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president. -- Author Unknown
Obama wants to turn into a nation of snitches — I just read something about Obama encouraging people to snitch on their neighbors who may be (or may not be) cheating on their income tax.
In communist countries half the country was spying on the other half and everyone was afraid of everyone — this is where Obama is going.