Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New York Medicaid Fraud May Reach Into Billions

"It has drawn dentists like Dr. Dolly Rosen, who within 12 months somehow built the state's biggest Medicaid dental practice out of a Brooklyn storefront, where she claimed to have performed as many as 991 procedures a day in 2003. After The New York Times discovered her extraordinary billings through a computer analysis and questioned the state about them, Dr. Rosen and two associates were indicted on charges of stealing more than $1 million from the program."

New York Medicaid Fraud May Reach Into Billions

The inefficiency and ineffectiveness of public services...what a waste of resources. The guy had been busted for fraudulent claims before, and it still took them 10 years to figure this out!

Health Care: Industry Cash Flowed To Drafters of Reform

At the table on May 26 were about 20 donors willing to fork over $10,000 or more to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, including executives of major insurance companies, hospitals and other health-care firms.

"Most people there had an agenda; they wanted the ear of a senator, and they got it," said Aaron Roland, a San Francisco health-care activist who paid half price to attend the gathering. "Money gets you in the door. The only thing the other side can do is march around and protest outside."

Health-Care Firms Have Supported Lawmakers Debating Reform - washingtonpost.com

Regulations are put in place to help individual companies, not to help "us."  The only way to prevent this is to minimize the ability to make regulations.