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Largest Medicare Fraud Bust In History :)

  1. starme77 profile image86
    starme77posted 6 years ago

    Its about time

    Yeah - I like this one

    http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/he … 97264.html

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I hope more are caught. However, the prisons are over-crowded. hmm

      1. starme77 profile image86
        starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol Yeah , the prisons are overcroweded but maybe they can let a lfew of those guys out that only grew a little bit of pot or something , were made an exaple out of  and a bed is being wasted  and  then give the beds to these crooks smile

  2. dredhead117 profile image61
    dredhead117posted 6 years ago

    It's people like this that cause huge problems countrywide. We have enough issues as it is, and we have crooks in uniform taking care of themselves before sick people. Great.

    1. starme77 profile image86
      starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      unfourtanatly it happens all the time - and poor old people are the ones who suffer the most from over medication, untimley deaths, and it goes on and on - its sad that old people are caught up and suffering because of trusted doctors greed

  3. Spacey Gracey profile image72
    Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago

    I'm baffled - over here I am working my arse off to get medical tests sorted that are necessary but the system is so tight and slow. Over there it looks like they give the stuff away like free pens. So if we could have a system that meets somewhere half way, that would be nice.

    In these scams, do the patients never receive treatment - its just all made up on paper so it can be charged for?

    1. starme77 profile image86
      starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Some recieve care that is appropriate due to the fact that , like some doctors are still legit - go read my hub on medicare fraud in Florida that'll explain it to ya smile

    2. starme77 profile image86
      starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      alot of it is made up

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        And, that's why it is called "fraud", because some paperwork actually didn't have work done or anything for that matter. wink

        1. starme77 profile image86
          starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Exactly

  4. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hey Starme, I've seen doctors hand out prescriptions for the dumbest things. Not to mention, I've gone to the doctors, with a hurt back, they do test and xrays of my back, only to tell me nothing is wrong with it.

    They chalked it up to being pulled muscle or over extended, and sent me home with two separate prescriptions, a muscle relaxer and a pain killer. Plus, I was told to take 4 advil on top of it.

    Who is kidding who? And, to throw a monkey wrench into it...stop and think..just for a second.....how many NEW diseases have come to light in the past decade? I can understand science making some advancements...but at least over 1000 new diseases have arrived in the last decade. All new medicines to take for such illness??

    Come on people wake up! smile

    (not directed at you Starme) just in general. smile

    1. starme77 profile image86
      starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      not taken as directed at me and I e-mailed the white house about the problem  (cause I'm an ass like that) I have been prescribed pain meds when I didn't need them plenty of times - didnt't take them - my soon to be ex- did - but .... that's beside the point (you know the story)  some of the NEW diseases are all ligit , Many of them are crap from the Bush era for pharmacutical exploitation and money , money , money , hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... any way , I gotta go play football with my kid before he like freaks out on me or something , more on this later thoug ............... have agood night , reply though , I'll be lookin fer yer reply ....... night

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Starme, I do not point the finger at government or the pathetic officials in office. I do however, have a problem where only ONE foolish survey makes a claim, and then lifestyles become slightly altered due to the results. It's B.S.!

        1. starme77 profile image86
          starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          yeah, me too, but one commercial can do that to , ever see the ones about meds , that say ask your doc if this is right for you, I quit wathcing tv for one reason every time a comercal comes on its for some kind of medication - but - there are alot of foolish people out there that believe everything they hear - take the wal-mart comercials for instance - lowest prices my ass - but - people believe what what they hear - I guess that is why - since all those ads have come out for all those new drugs over this past decade - more and more people  are strung out

          1. Cagsil profile image60
            Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            As for your reference to Wal-mart, the store is the best and lowest prices against those who are competing with them. wink At least in my area where I live. smile

            1. starme77 profile image86
              starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              o.k I'll accept that smile

    2. Spacey Gracey profile image72
      Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If you hurt your back in the UK - unless you were in agony or there was very good reason to think the spine was fractured - you wouldn't get an x-ray or MRI until you'd had the problem for maybe 6 months+ - gotta say I prefer it that way - don't want to be having too many unneccesary xrays or pills.

      Like what you are saying about all the new diseases. In the end we will get to the stage where everyone has been diagnosed with something.

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Spacey, approximately 75% of American are already on legal or illegal drugs.

        How pathetic is that? wink big_smile

        1. starme77 profile image86
          starme77posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          comes from all the ads for them from the bush erra - and yes, it is seriously pathetic - I - however don't take anything stronger than an advil and an occasional glass of wine smile

          1. Cagsil profile image60
            Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            So far, I have been able to reduce the amount time I go to doctors and the amount of pills I take. I also have had no need to be on any particular type of pain killer, in years.

            However, I do and only use Advil presently for most aches. wink

  5. TMMason profile image72
    TMMasonposted 6 years ago

    Yes we had to completely and, "fundamentally transform", the entire health-care system to address Madicaid and Madicare fraud.

    Yeah.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oooooooooo, slipped back down to a 1 did we?

  6. TMMason profile image72
    TMMasonposted 6 years ago

    Its called having a life outside of sitting at my computer in a robe unshaven all day on hub-pages... as some on here do.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      And now you are more appropriately designated as #2. smile

 
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