Single payer true believers, did you read Yahoo! News today?
Today's headline was about a Medicare fraud ring that was busted. The theft is measured at 1.2 billion dollars. When thousands of insurance companies are processing payments, there is no chance of a major ripoff. Years ago the US Government admitted annual Medicare fraud to be $50 billion.
- 1 year agoFavourite answer
I believe in Medicare/Medicade for (listen closely) US CITIZENS THAT NEED IT.
US CITIZENS THAT NEED IT.
If they Dems want to look after non-US citizens, they should set up a private fund.
I try to avoid Yahoo News as it's the internet's version of MSNBC.
- RICKLv 71 year ago
Drs rip off private insurance companies also
- SharonLv 61 year ago
My dad says he got phone calls that apparently were trying to suck him into this, and always insulted them before hanging up
- JamesLv 71 year ago
$1.2 billion, the government must be amateurs, big insurance take us for more than that.
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- Anonymous1 year ago
In my nursing career, I learned that there are some very usual practices which are technically Medicare "fraud." For example, in the nursing home setting. If in passing morning medications, Ms. Smith has run out of Plavix then it's an ordinary things to "borrow" one dose from Ms. Milton. Then tomorrow, when Ms. Smith's Plavix is delivered, "pay back" Ms. Milton. Per those who determine "Medicare Fraud," both Ms. Smith and Ms. Milton have been defrauded of a full month's supply of Plavix. While the reality is that nobody has suffered any loss, any harm. So I take those "$5M in Medicare Fraud" numbers with a big big grain of salt.
- The TaxpayerLv 71 year ago
If you want single payer; we've already got it. It's the VA. 6 month wait for appointments and plenty of bureaucrats (government employees outnumber medical personnel by over 20:1)
- 1 year ago
Facts don't matter to Bernie Sanders, the crazy proponent of Medicare for everyone. Also in today's news.
- Anonymous1 year ago
Medicare is not single payer. Medicare for all is the same system israel has.