PDA

View Full Version : MEDICARE RUN BY INCOMPETENTS - ie: the Government



PoliCon
03-09-2009, 02:42 PM
Posted on Sunday, 03.08.09

Lax scrutiny allowed Medicare fraud to flourish in Miami-Dade
Eighteen shuttered medical equipment suppliers were allowed to reopen -- and then allegedly proceeded to bilk Medicare out of $10 million.

BY JAY WEAVER
jweaver@MiamiHerald.com

In January 2007, Medicare shut down the businesses of 18 medical equipment suppliers in Miami-Dade County after investigators told the federal agency that the companies were shams.

But when Medicare heard their appeals, the operators were quickly reinstated -- only to be indicted later that year for submitting more than $10 million in phony claims to the very agency that had let them back in business, court records show.

Medicare wound up paying those suppliers at least $5 million. Despite mostly successful prosecutions, much of that ill-gotten money was never recovered.

http://www.miamiherald.com/460/story/939682.html

PoliCon
03-09-2009, 02:43 PM
And these are the people who want to run our healthcare???

tacitus
03-09-2009, 02:56 PM
It's the government what do you expect.

lacarnut
03-09-2009, 03:09 PM
The government could not run a whore house efficently.

biccat
03-09-2009, 04:50 PM
Fraud? In the government? You have got to be kidding me!

PoliCon
03-09-2009, 05:37 PM
Fraud? In the government? You have got to be kidding me!

I know - I know. So very hard to believe - but apparently it's true.

CorwinK
03-09-2009, 06:07 PM
The government could not run a whore house efficently.

Nah...the government is pretty good bout letting the people that work for them get screwed.

PoliCon
03-09-2009, 06:12 PM
The government could not run a whore house efficently.

wait a second - are you forgetting about the Senate? Those whores seem to do a very good job of getting our money from us to give to other people . . . .