Massive Medicare fraud exposed - 375 million in false claims

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  1. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/bigge...ry-busted-feds/story?id=15809129#.T01S1IHpjTo

    Incidentally, the doctor is also a tea party supporter (something the daily kos gleefully pointed out http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/jacques-roy.asp?cycle=10 )
     
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  3. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    Its not social medicine, its Utilitarian medicine. :rolleyes:
     
  4. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    We've been so busy whittling down the size of government, but I really think hiring more investigators would be good. You'd probably make back $5 on every $1 you spent on manpower.
     
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    Isn't the US one of the only Western countries to NOT do some seious revision on how Government is structured after World War 2?
     
  6. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    This is actually happening already. Social Security, Medicare, and the VA are going to be expanding their investigation arms over the next several years.

    Yes and no. Even though there wasn't a major change in political structure, the federal government did explode in size after WWII. Prior to WWII state governments provided the bulk of social benefits and regulatory rules, but after WWII we had an explosion in administrative agencies, which are now the bulk of government spending nationwide.
     
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    He was a job-creator for illegal Mexicans.

    Trickle-down baby, trickle-down.
     
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    The heads of the other companies that went along with this should also be locked in jail.
     
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    Oh my! The attorney who filed the qui tam on behalf of the whistleblower just made more money than I'll ever see in my life, and I can't even imagine the whistleblower's take. Because the government actually prosecuted, the take is smaller, but still, wow.
     
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    Finder fee is a much simpler term for Republicans than qui tam. ;)
     

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