Medicate: The State of Frauds

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    We learned that Medicare, a program often singled out as an example of a "Successful" government program is subject to at least $60Billion annually lost to fraud and waste.

    Our Librul brothers and sisters tend to gloss over this, but to put in in perspective, in 2009 the annual budgets for entire states were as follows:

    CA $208B
    NY $121B
    TX $89B
    FL $65B
    PA $63B
    Medicare Fraud $60B
    All other states less than this annually

    http://www.nasbo.org/Publications/PDFs/FY08 State Expenditure Report.pdf Page 14

    So, the 6th largest state in the Country by expenditure is the State of Medicare Fraud.

    Ain't that wonderful? I've got a great idea: let's double down on this losing bet!

    Instead of addressing this and fixing this Obama & the Dems want the Federal Government to have total control over the Health Care system.

    Anyone else see a potential problem here?

    (The Title should read Medicare: The State of Frauds)
     
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    That's $600 per each American family every year.
     
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    There is just as much fraud in the private sector AND more administrative waste AND the profit factor all of which contribute to the costs.

    btw, if Medicare is so awful, why has the Republican party made preserving every bit of it their latest cause celebre???
     
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    Medicare fraud is committed mostlyby Republicans who steal from the government. And feel justified to do it. ever wonder how they give away those scooters? or how seniors pay for their doctors snd prescriptions?
     
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    Link?
     
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    Link?

    Do you really need a link?

    From everything we've seen in recent times, greed and selfishness are cherished values among Republicans. They're also the driving force behind crime.
     
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    Paraphrased: "This is total bull-crap."
     
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    You KNOW the party of the PERPS? Perhaps *YOU* know more than your own fuckin' government...Because it continues...

    And I will ASK YOU for a LINK that proves your assertion OUTRIGHT...

    ONUS is upon YOU. Produce or SHUT UP.
     
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    -OR- "I'm a partisan HACK that doesn't know what the Hell I'm talking about but hate everyone that isn't a STATIST as I am..."
     
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    Nonsense. Every Republican places his own interests above those of any other person. Those are the same values driving criminals. A theif steals from the poor just as Republicans promote public policies which deny the poor life-saving assistance. The two acts are driven by the same "values."
     

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