Bankrupt, dogged by Medicare/Medicaid fraud allegations, The Scooter Store to close for good

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: September 13, 2013 - 8:10 PM

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — A Texas-based company that sells wheelchairs and motorized scooters to people with limited mobility announced Friday that it's shutting down for good, following federal scrutiny over its advertising and billing.

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mandansmomSep. 14, 13 9:33 AM

Some members of Congress say the ads lead to hundreds of millions of dollars in unnecessary spending by Medicare.... According to congressional testimony, Medicare accounted for about 75 percent of The Scooter Store's revenue.

And yet, Congress thinks it's just fine for Big Pharma to advertise drugs with the tag line "ask your doctor if its right for you"

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luzhishenSep. 14, 13 3:23 PM

This is medical equipment - better look at all of these companies, even if they have headquarters in MN.

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arspartzSep. 14, 13 6:25 PM

But, but, bit, I thought there was never any fraud in the social safety hammock.

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mylittleidSep. 15, 13 1:46 PM

But, but, but I thought the Federal government could never do anything right, like stopping payments to companies that rip off Federal programs!

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