Massive Arrests in Health Care Fraud

Jul 14, 2017

The Department of Justice arrested 412 people including 56 doctors for allegedly generating $1.3 billion in false billings to medicaid and other government health services. According to Attorney General Sessions, 295 healthcare providers will be prevented from participating in federal health programs. In addition to fraudulent billings, 120 defendants are charged with improperly prescribing opioid painkillers. This type of fraud happens in a centralized system. Were the federal government to get out of healthcare and stop pumping money into the healthcare industry, this type of fraud would be minimized.