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    Medicare Fraud That Will Make You Puke

    I saw this on 60 Minutes last night. When the title was Medicare Fraud I just assumed it was docs over billing. But this is beyond what I had imagined was happening in our country. It reports that medicare fraud has replaced cocaine as the number one profittable criminal activity in Miami.
    Forget your partisan whining for a moment. This isn't due to Bush or Obama.

    This just goes to show you how we are being screwed by not Islamic terrorists but by good old Americans.

    I was shell shocked watching this at how easy this crime was.
    The $60 Billion Fraud - 60 Minutes - CBS News

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    Re: Medicare Fraud That Will Make You Puke

    Oh, so THIS is why we can't legalize drugs -- the profit margin will drop out, and criminals will turn to insurance fraud to make up the difference!

    Fight Fraud -- "Drink" Coke!




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    Re: Medicare Fraud That Will Make You Puke

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    I saw this on 60 Minutes last night. When the title was Medicare Fraud I just assumed it was docs over billing. But this is beyond what I had imagined was happening in our country. It reports that medicare fraud has replaced cocaine as the number one profittable criminal activity in Miami.
    Forget your partisan whining for a moment. This isn't due to Bush or Obama.

    This just goes to show you how we are being screwed by not Islamic terrorists but by good old Americans.

    I was shell shocked watching this at how easy this crime was.
    The $60 Billion Fraud - 60 Minutes - CBS News
    This has been going on for decades. Organized crime became involved in the early 90s. The system is so big that it has no real set of checks and balances.

    Another area not discussed here that is exploited legally is the contract providers for Medicare services. Once a contract is awarded, there is no real check on 'administrative' costs vs care provided.

    EDIT: We cant be too harsh on organized crime or medicare fraud...Lawyers have been doing this with accident victims forever.
    Last edited by VanceMack; 09-06-10 at 01:24 PM.

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    Re: Medicare Fraud That Will Make You Puke

    Just another reason why to get entitlements out of the federal level, if not nuked all together.
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    Re: Medicare Fraud That Will Make You Puke

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Just another reason why to get entitlements out of the federal level, if not nuked all together.
    Isn't corruption a part of every federal spending? Even the sacred cow the military ?

    We are a country of criminals it seems.

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    Ah, the wonders of capitalism.
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    Re: Medicare Fraud That Will Make You Puke

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Ah, the wonders of capitalism.
    Because NO corruption occurs in socialist and communist societies...

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    Re: Medicare Fraud That Will Make You Puke

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Ah, the wonders of capitalism.
    This is a government SOCIAL program, what at all does this have to do with capitalism?
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    Re: Medicare Fraud That Will Make You Puke

    This is all about market forces -- cocaine becomes less profitable than Medicare fraud, so you find criminals shifting their attention from one to the other.

    If that isn't capitalism, then there is no such thing.
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Medicare Fraud That Will Make You Puke

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Ah, the wonders of capitalism.
    Yes! And the wonders of capitalism can solve most this kind of abuse. Instead of paying government investigators $100K a year, pay them that plus 5% of every scheme they uncover. It'd be gone inside two years.
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