2.5 billion recovered by feds in one year

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    Feds Recover $2.5 Billion in Health Care Fraud - ABC News


    Federal officials say they recovered a record $2.5 billion in health care fraud judgments last year, and they're planning new security measures to crack down further on Medicare scams.

    The Affordable Care Act will also allow authorities more power to combat fraud, including tougher screenings for providers and the ability to withhold payments during investigations. The Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services say the changes will end an antiquated system that puts authorities at a disadvantage.
     
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    Why was this money not persued earlier ?
     
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    That is a great start!
     
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    LOLOLOLOL You're such a fucking rube!

    NY states estimates that about 20-30% of their Medicare expenditures are fraud, and that every year!! It a multiple of the $2.5B and that's annual. Medicare need to be totally revamped

    Oh and you can go suck Obama's dick.
     
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    One has to wonder why the republicans never policed this mess in all the years they held the entire government in their hands.
     
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    "Federal officials say" - but there is no detail and no link to any specific information.

    This could easily be along the lines of "jobs saved or created" - "Fraud Prevented or Recovered".

    Where are the details?
     
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    http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/113xx/doc11355/hr4872.pdf



    CBO and JCT estimate that enacting both pieces of legislation—H.R. 3590 and the
    reconciliation proposal— would produce a net reduction in federal deficits of $138
    billion over the 2010–2019 period as result of changes in direct spending and revenue
    (see the top panel of Table 1 and subtitle A of title II on Table 5). Approximately $85
    billion of that reduction would be on-budget; other effects related to Social Security
    revenues and spending as well as spending by the U.S. Postal Service are classified as
    off-budget. CBO has not completed an estimate of the potential impact of the legislation
    on discretionary spending, which would be subject to future appropriation action.
     
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    I have a policy of not clicking on links for which the poster has neither the courtesy nor the intellectual honesty to provide an explanation as to why they are relevant to the discussion.
     
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    one has to wonder why the democrats wrote legislation that was so rife with opportunities for fraud.

    one has ceased wondering why you're such a lying sack of quimslobber.
     
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