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And the repubs say Obamacare isn't, won't, and can't save money? Ha!!!!
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that that in addition to the newly announced criminal charges, her agency used new authority under the Obama administration's health care law to stop future payments to many of the health care providers suspected of fraud.
See, this is why we have to get rid of the ACA! Just think of how all those potentially fraudulent payments are stimulating the economy. Hundreds of millions of tax dollars are going to people who take advantage of the system. That is capitalism at it's best, especially because they probably aren't paying any taxes on that free income. Just think about how much more could be collected from the government through Medicare fraud schemes if we didn't have the ACA, boosting the economy for some doctors and nurses at the very least.
This fraud would have NEVER occurred in the first place if the government wasn't paying for health care people should be paying for THEMSELVES.
Every time there is a story like this on Medicare or Medicaid I am amazed the media misses the fact that the same fraud is comitted against private insurance companies but they are allowed to keep it quite and do so because it hurts there reputation. And, don't forget much of the Medicare and Medicaid program has been turned over to the private insurance companies who are making a profit on it but do not have to report how much fraud they just accept as a cost of doing business.
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