If you look at the egregious fraud in Medicare and Medicaid that has been tolerated for decades, with very little done about it, you get a glimpse into the widespread reluctance to investigate and prosecute obvious wrongdoing. Sad that so few are held accountable.
Quite so. I suspect that LBJ and the Democrats designed Medicare and Medicaid to be vulnerable to fraud through their “pay and chase” bill payment system. Adopted over much opposition from doctors, LBJ and crew no doubt knew that such loose accounting would help generate the lure of extra cash and campaign contributions to cement those programs into place. In addition, the details of the reimbursement rules for Medicare and Medicaid contain unusual generosity for various special interests, often inserted at the behest of a single key member of Congress.