Mon, 27 June 2016
An informed rough guess is that Medicare and Medicaid lose about $60 billion a year to fraud. The losses are huge and the criminal conspiracies can be nationwide, but it’s really a few simple crimes being repeated repeated again and again. Investigative reporter Joe Eaton on why these enormous Federal programs do such a bad job of protecting themselves from crime. And with a few suggestions that might make it easier to catch the crooks and reclaim the loot before they can hide it.