Yes, lets get our gov involved in something they cant already freaking control. How much fraud does medical medicare have each year?
The total amount of Medicare fraud is difficult to track, because not all fraud is detected and not all suspicious claims turn out to be fraudulent. According to the Office of Management and Budget, Medicare "improper payments" were $47.9 billion in 2010, but some of these payments later turned out to be valid. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that total Medicare spending was $528 billion in 2010.
The Medicare program is a target for fraud because it is based on the "honor system" of billing. It was originally set-up to help honest doctors who helped the needy with medical services.
they estimate the total health care fraud at a small price of (pinky in mouth) 100 Million Dollars *** EACH YEAR***
But this is great News cuz they have that already figured out
16500 irs agents will be assigned to make sure they is no fraud and to make sure those who dont Buy the insurance pay their fines!
so............ follow the money trail as they say to see who is getting the benefits from this.