The Obama administration gets accused of “gutting” Medicare and Medicaid by stupidos who think they can’t achieve large savings by eliminating “waste and fraud”. There is, apparently, plenty of fraud to be “gutted” out of the system.
In Michigan this week, two dozen scumbags were indicted for a $60 million prescription fraud scheme.
Federal prosecutors have charged more than two dozen people, including 12 pharmacists and four physicians, with participating in a scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid of nearly $60 million in unwarranted prescriptions.
An indictment was unsealed Tuesday that accuses Babubhai “Bob” Patel, 49, a Canton Township pharmacist, of using his ownership in more than 20 Michigan pharmacies to facilitate the fraud.
Prosecutors allege that Patel used kickbacks and other inducements to convince physicians to write prescriptions that were filled at his pharmacies “without regard to the medical necessity of those prescriptions and services,” according to prosecutors.
Since 2006, prosecutors allege that Patel Pharmacies wrongly billed Medicare for more than $37.7 million in prescriptions and Medicaid another $20.8 million.
You know, it’s hard enough to keep the Republicans from eviscerating these important social safety net and entitlement programs. Having actual doctors and pharmacists scamming & ripping off the system and driving costs up, DOES NOT HELP!!!
Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not collect $200.