Federal Government Sues NYC Over Medicaid Fraud - page 2

The federal goverment is suing New York City claiming it has over billed Medicaid by "tens of millons" of dollars. Lawsuit claims NYC has billed the government for 24 hour care for thousands of patients that was not required.... Read More

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    Quote from DoGoodThenGo
    When Medicare first came into being healthcare systems welcomed the plan because at least they would get something for beds that might otherwise lay empty. Medicaid along the same lines, in that again those providing health care for the indigent got some sort of payment.
    Medicare money not only filled empty beds, it also built many new ones -- hospitals expanded using the infusion of Medicare cash, and now that Medicare has to cut back, hospitals across the country are closing.

    There are not enough checks and balances in place to make sure that government money goes to where it is most needed. Not that I think privatized healthcare is doing that great of a job either -- seems that you pay insurance companies to find ways NOT to treat you.

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