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    Re: Medicare paid millions to dead patients, illegal immigrants, probe finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    If the government waste and incompetence is this bad with Medicare, what do you think it's going to be like when Obamacare fully kicks in?
    Medicare paid millions to dead patients, illegal immigrants, probe finds - Washington Times
    More pathetic CON games, tell half the story as if it is the entire deal... funny you stopped your direct quote where you did... let us continue shall we???

    "The payouts are not large- they amount to a fraction of a percent of what Medicare pays out each year...."

    Lets look at the Medicare budget of 2011- 489.3 BILLION dollars vs the 23 million for dead folks and 29 million spread over 3 years for drug prescriptions. Less than a fraction of 1% by a HUGE margin.

    I do note the article and the OP fail to mention the total expenditure. I'd say businesses across the nation can only WISH their losses from theft was that low!!!!

    In 2006 Walmart posted 348.6 BILLION in sales and 3 BILLION in theft loss. 47% from their own employees.

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    Re: Medicare paid millions to dead patients, illegal immigrants, probe finds

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    More pathetic CON games, tell half the story as if it is the entire deal... funny you stopped your direct quote where you did... let us continue shall we???

    "The payouts are not large- they amount to a fraction of a percent of what Medicare pays out each year...."

    Lets look at the Medicare budget of 2011- 489.3 BILLION dollars vs the 23 million for dead folks and 29 million spread over 3 years for drug prescriptions. Less than a fraction of 1% by a HUGE margin.

    I do note the article and the OP fail to mention the total expenditure. I'd say businesses across the nation can only WISH their losses from theft was that low!!!!

    In 2006 Walmart posted 348.6 BILLION in sales and 3 BILLION in theft loss. 47% from their own employees.
    I guess Medicare didn't pay out millions to dead people and illegal immigrants... My mistake.

    <sarcasm off>

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    Re: Medicare paid millions to dead patients, illegal immigrants, probe finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Here you go Pete...google IS your friend...?

    https://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-04-12-00130.asp
    Thanks, I believe it now.


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    Re: Medicare paid millions to dead patients, illegal immigrants, probe finds

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    More pathetic CON games, tell half the story as if it is the entire deal... funny you stopped your direct quote where you did... let us continue shall we???

    "The payouts are not large- they amount to a fraction of a percent of what Medicare pays out each year...."

    Lets look at the Medicare budget of 2011- 489.3 BILLION dollars vs the 23 million for dead folks and 29 million spread over 3 years for drug prescriptions. Less than a fraction of 1% by a HUGE margin.

    I do note the article and the OP fail to mention the total expenditure. I'd say businesses across the nation can only WISH their losses from theft was that low!!!!

    In 2006 Walmart posted 348.6 BILLION in sales and 3 BILLION in theft loss. 47% from their own employees.
    Leave it to the right wing to make a mountain out of an ant hill. They don't like Medicare so they are going to shine a light on it.


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    Re: Medicare paid millions to dead patients, illegal immigrants, probe finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    I guess Medicare didn't pay out millions to dead people and illegal immigrants... My mistake.

    <sarcasm off>
    More CON games. I didn't deny there were payments to dead folks and ineligible drug prescriptions. But what CONs do is fail to put a tiny fraction of the Medicare budget into context... something many CONs have to do or they would sound pathetic....

    32 +- million out of an almost half TRILLION budget- either the CONs are bad at math or love making mountains out of molehills...

    The CON beloved Private Sector should do so well....

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    Re: Medicare paid millions to dead patients, illegal immigrants, probe finds

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    More CON games. I didn't deny there were payments to dead folks and ineligible drug prescriptions. But what CONs do is fail to put a tiny fraction of the Medicare budget into context... something many CONs have to do or they would sound pathetic....

    32 +- million out of an almost half TRILLION budget- either the CONs are bad at math or love making mountains out of molehills...

    The CON beloved Private Sector should do so well....
    And that makes it ok then?

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    Re: Medicare paid millions to dead patients, illegal immigrants, probe finds

    The reason why the govt is paying for prescription drugs is because the republicans passed Medicare D.

    But I'm sure it's somehow Obama's fault
    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger19 View Post
    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Medicare paid millions to dead patients, illegal immigrants, probe finds

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    The reason why the govt is paying for prescription drugs is because the republicans passed Medicare D.

    But I'm sure it's somehow Obama's fault
    I don't know if you remember this, but the law was failing in the House by a couple of votes, The Republicans kept the vote open from 3-6 in the morning while Tom Delay threatened members of the GOP to change their votes.


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    Re: Medicare paid millions to dead patients, illegal immigrants, probe finds

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I don't know if you remember this, but the law was failing in the House by a couple of votes, The Republicans kept the vote open from 3-6 in the morning while Tom Delay threatened members of the GOP to change their votes.
    And that's why there is so much corruption in government programs? Do you expect all that to change under Obamacare when they have already spent almost $1 billion on a website that doesn't work and it's not even in effect yet?

    I could have put together a web site that doesn't work for $100.00

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    Re: Medicare paid millions to dead patients, illegal immigrants, probe finds

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    And that's why there is so much corruption in government programs? Do you expect all that to change under Obamacare when they have already spent almost $1 billion on a website that doesn't work and it's not even in effect yet?

    I could have put together a web site that doesn't work for $100.00
    There's corruption in Medicare Part D because of Republicans. There's really no other way to look at it.

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